Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT WAS IT THAT YOU, WHAT WAS IT THAT MADE THIS CASE SO WELLKNOWN. WHY DID THIS PARTICULAR CASE HAVE SUCH A NATIONAL IMPACT IN YOUR OPINION?

Charles Diggs:

Well, I think I uh, I contributed to the Kill—the the Till case being well-known by my presence. I uh, it was a, a focus for national media. I was the only Congressman that was there, and behind the fact that I was uh, a Black Congressman and just elected I think it added a whole lot to uh media interest in this matter and uh, because, uh, uh it was not the first time that uh, that a black person had uh suffered these uh, this kind of fate in that state. Um, but um, my presence, um without question uh, added to the uh, the media dimensions and uh, and it stimulated concern all over.