Interview with John Doar
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

UM, LET'S, LET'S PICK UP WITH THIS IDEA, COULD YOU TELL US WHAT KIND OF STORIES PEOPLE WERE TELLING YOU, INTIMIDATION, AND WHAT WERE…

John Doar:

Well, we were… The stories of intimidation, we weren't getting a great number of stories of intimidation at that time, the stories were that they were n—, just not permitted to register, they weren't permitted to go in if, eh, registration was a prerequisite to voting. And, uh, so long as, as the official, the officials, so long as the officials of Mi—of Mississippi could keep blacks from registering and voting, then there wasn't any need for a lot of intimidation. Uh, and so we didn't get in that first trip, uh, a lot of complaints about intimidation.