OK. UM, HE WAS REJECTED.
Uh, he was rejected uh, uh, at Old Miss and that came as no surprise uh, to any of us. There was a great deal of press uh, about his application, a number of threats that came to us. But also um, the NAACP became quite interested in him because they were going to handle the case against uh, Old Miss. They, meaning the NAACP, issued an invitation to Medgar to start the first NAACP state office uh, and he accepted, and that's how he made the transition from uh, really a trouble maker trying to get into Old Miss, uh, to being the first field secretary of the NAACP.