Interview with James L. Hicks
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

YOU WERE TELLING ME SOMETHING ABOUT THE DEER BEING OUT OF SEASON AND THE QUESTION. CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THAT?

James L. Hicks:

Yeah, well I, the a, that was Dr. T.R.M. Howard and he told me when I first went into Mississippi that people down there, the white men down there didn't think any more about killing a black man than they did about shooting a deer out of season. And I was shocked and a, I said, you're kidding aren't you? And he said, no I'm not kidding. And later on, doing the Imatio trial, I saw that. I mean, I understood it that this was something that a, I mean this was like well you know what he crown was, I mean he was, he had some change, and in that store, it wasn't a, you didn't touch a white woman, even hand to hand, so he did like that took the change from her hand and a, that was just, she told her husband, and what they do, they come and got him. They came in the middle of the night and got him.

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

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