Interview with Lawrence Guyot
QUESTION 32
INTERVIEWER:

OK, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE ROLE OF THE FBI WAS IN MISSISSIPPI AT THAT TIME?

Lawrence Guyot:

Well the, the role of the Justice Department was quite supportive. John Doar had represented a lot of us who were arrested in Greenwood around the question of registering people to vote. But later that role shifted just before the ‘64 summer project I met with Burke Marshall, John Doar, Arthur Schlessinger and their role then, the shift was around us getting rid of certain, the lawyers from the National Lawyers' Guild, Ben Smith, William Kuntsler, and Arthur Kinard, who had represented us beautifully. We didn't have a problem. The Department of Justice had a problem. And uh, we didn't care to deal with that.