Interview with Myrlie Evers
QUESTION 26
INTERVIEWER:

OK, JUMPING AHEAD NOW TO TALK TO [unintelligible] ME ABOUT WHY MEDGAR APPLIED TO OLD MISS AND THEN WHEN HE WAS REJECTED, WHY DIDN'T HE FIGHT ANY FURTHER, AT THAT TIME.

Myrlie Evers:

Medgar was the first known black to apply to enter Old Miss in Oxford, Mississippi. It was something that he wanted to do because he wanted to study law. The only place where he could study law in Mississippi was at Old Miss. He applied. At that time he asked for support from the NAACP of which they filed a case for him. Now the papers were filed with the administration and the Governor even got into the act, and decided to ask Medgar for an interview or, or to meet with him.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

THIS WILL BE, SCENE, TAKE EIGHTEEN.