Interview with Casey Hayden
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT ABOUT THE FEAR? HOW DID PEOPLE DEAL WITH THE FEAR OF LIVING DAY TO DAY UNDER TREMENDOUS PRESSURE KNOWING MOVEMENT LEADERS HAD BEEN SHOT ONCE?

Casey Hayden:

Well we got a lot of R & R folks as they say at the house at Tougaloo, you know, folks would come in a party, and just, you know party down a little bit or just hang out or, people were very tired, there was a lot of fatigue. Sometimes they'd just come in and sleep. Tougaloo was this little sort of safe area because it was an all-black community so we saw a lot of uh, folks coming in just wanting to fall out for a few days um… and eat. The diet change was a big item, you know people wanted to eat stuff they were more familiar with, we couldn't always supply that, we were living a lot on uh, what we call "commodities" which were surplus food.