Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT, HOW DID THAT MAKE YOU FEEL, THAT, YOU HAD BEEN IN THE COURTROOM AND YOU HEARD THE TESTIMONY AND YOU EVEN BEING A CONGRESSMAN, UH, THERE IN PRESENCE, YOU, IT HADN'T CHANGED ANYTHING, DO YOU HAVE ANY FEELINGS ABOUT THAT?

Charles Diggs:

Yes, I, I, first of all, um felt that I had made the correct decision in leaving before that uh, decision was rendered in the, in the Till case. Uh, because of the uh, the reaction that took place, uh, whites, uh for example, all, um, uh jubilant about the fact that uh, these, these white men had been found not guilty. I'm sure that uh, if Moses Wright, uh had been there, he would've been, uh, the subject of a, of a great deal of hostility, and perhaps and not perhaps, but harmed on a part of uh, of whites um, and uh, uh, as far as a verdict was concerned, I was not surprised at that because that was uh, typical of uh, Mississippi justice at that particular time.