Interview with James L. Hicks
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

I WANT TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT THE TILL TRIAL, EVENTS THAT WERE HAPPENING THERE AND IN MONEY, MISSISSIPPI. FIRST OF ALL WHY WAS THE NATIONAL PRESS ATTRACTED TO THIS PARTICULAR STORY? THERE'D BEEN HUNDREDS OF LYNCHINGS OF BLACK PEOPLE BEFORE THIS HAD BEEN COVERED, WHY THIS STORY NOW?

James L. Hicks:

Well, I think that the Till case aroused the suspicion, the, angered people, both sides because there had been a thrust of a, black people in that area, because the freedom rides were going on and everything.

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