Interview with Lawrence Guyot
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

AND THEN TELL ME "ON RETURN…"

Lawrence Guyot:

OK. Mrs. Hamer attended uh, a meeting that was held in a church. Moses attended that meeting, I attended it, Charles McLoren attended it. We sort of conducted the meeting. James Bevel did most of the speaking. Bevel, like most of the initial mob—mobilizers for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi was a minister. Adding the fact that he was a minister and could speak about the social justification for registration, despite the state's position against it, and the fact that the meeting was held in a church, which gave that speech much more legitimacy than if it were held any place else. Mrs. Hamer agreed, because of her role in the church…