Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 2
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE RALLY IN TERMS OF THE SIZE AND THE IMPACT IT HAD ON YOU?

Charles Diggs:

Well, the er it had a great er the Mound Bayou er rally had a great impact on me because my father was there, probably the first time he'd been in Mississippi since he was a child, and er he was up on the stage with me and er that er audience at Mound Bayou was er five thousand people under the tent and there was another five or ten thousand people outside of the tent uh that was listening to the program over the over the loud speakers. And given the state of matters in Mississippi at that time er er and the the kind of security problems that er I had had already. Um in Mound Bayou, umm, it, it had a tremendous impact.