Interview with William Bradford Huie
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

YOU KNOW, THE WHITE SOUTH IN 1955, IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO RECREATE TO PEOPLE WHAT THE… THE MOOD WAS AND THE INTELLECTUAL SET …

William Bradford Huie:

It seems like it was a hundred years ago instead of, uh, my own family for generation had always opposed the Ku Klux Klan. My father refused to join the Klan here in 1925, when it had a terrific revival. Then when the Klan revived again, uh, after Black Monday and committed many crimes, uh, my family had always opposed it, has always been, uh, for contributing money to Tuskegee Institute and for a better economic life and better… and uh, so my family has always been on, on the side of a better deal for black people in the South. But it is, yes, it is very difficult to go back and understand the ruthlessness of ‘55.