Interview with John Doar
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT WERE YOU HEARING IN THE HERBERT LEE CASE IN PARTICULAR?

John Doar:

Well, you jump ahead. Uh, then the students went to southwest Mississippi to encourage people to try to register. And as, and they started to have meetings, and Bob Moses took somebody, uh, I think it wa-, a young woman up to register in Liberty, and he was attacked on the street, um, I think it w—, a young woman up to register in Liberty, and he was attacked on the street, um, uh, and, and, and beaten. And uh, uh, we went down there then to, to investigate uh, the response of the white community, the white, certain white people at least, to organized efforts for blacks to become registered. And, uh, it was in connection with that second or third time that I was in southwest Mississippi that summer that I met Bob Moses and, and, uh, we went to, uh, a black person's uh, house in rural, uh, I can't remember the county now, but it was where Herbert Lee lived. And, uh, uh, we were told, I would asked about, uh, uh, efforts by white persons to keep blacks from registering and, uh, one of the examples I got was, uh, I think the man's name was Stepto, uh…