Interview with Myrlie Evers
QUESTION 13
INTERVIEWER:

SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS MOVE TO—

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

SPEED.

Orlando Bagwell:

—AND I'D LIKE YOU TO TELL ME WHAT YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THE DEATH OF TILL AND INCLUDING IN THAT WHETHER YOU WERE FRIGHTENED BY IT AND WHAT YOUR FEELINGS WERE IN TERMS OF IT BEING IN MISSISSIPPI AND ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

Myrlie Evers:

The Emmett Till case was one that rocked, I think, everyone in Mississippi. It certainly shook us to the realization that age had nothing to do with—young victims of segregation and racism. Medgar was the field secretary for the NAACP and had been working there in the state. He and Amzie Moore and some others always made investigations in the Delta.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

THIS WILL BE TAKE EIGHT.