Interview with James Farmer
QUESTION 44
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT ABOUT STOKELY?

James Farmer:

I saw Stokely for the first time in the Hinds County Jail. After we had been transferred back to the Hinds County Jail from the prison farm. Here was a young man, tall, thin, rather aesthetic looking, who had come in on the Freedom Ride. He had a quick smile, and it was a contagious smile, he seemed very modest and rather humble. After talking with him for a few minutes, I decided this young man was going nowhere, because he was too gentle and too kind to cope in this rough-and-tumble world. That was Stokely Carmichael.