Interview with Casey Hayden
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

YEAH, IN MISSISSIPPI I MEAN WAS THERE ANY, ANYTHING YOU CAN LOOK AT AND SAY EITHER THE WAY PEOPLE THOUGHT OR IN CONCRETE CHANGES… DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M GETTING AT OR…

Casey Hayden:

Uh, by the end of the summer, um, you mean as a result of this influx of white kids coming in? Like the impact of numbers of white kids on the scene. The pi—-What I was close to the SNCC staff. I could talk about that in terms of the SNCC staff, I don't think I could talk about it in terms of the state, the black community in the state or the white community in the state. I think probably the white community in the state had a sense that they were not going to be able to get away with it. You know, I mean I think we felt there was that kind of change, that there was enough attention now that they weren't this little isolated place anymore, I think we felt that. The impact of the Freedom Summer on the internal, I mean sort of on the core of the organizers of the, you know organizing impetus of the movement, um, was real complicated. Do you want me to—I could talk about that, if you want me to talk about that.