Interview with Myrlie Evers
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

OK. HE WAS REJECTED.

Myrlie Evers:

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