Interview with Casey Hayden
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT DID YOU PERSONALLY FEEL WHEN YOU HEARD THAT GOODMAN, SCHWERNER AND CHAN—AND CHANEY HADN'T CALLED BACK?

Casey Hayden:

Well when they hadn't called in I felt that uh, I remember thinking well this was a little quicker than we expected them to react. I remember thinking it was, the whites, I mean we had anticipated that there would be violence, but I remember thinking, "Boy, they're really quick, you know." And um, we had a lot of fear, you know, I remember talking to Bob and uh, at that time and uh saying you have to tell people to uh, be very careful, everybody has to be very careful and I remember hearing the way I sounded and thinking that this is so silly it doesn't matter how careful they are you know so I guess that was really, well you know, upset, it was, you know, there was an edge of desper—there was nothing you could do, you know, there was just nothing you could do. It was all uh, going down and there was nothing we could do.