Interview with John Hulett
QUESTION 2
JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

All right, why did you decide to go with SNCC, rather than SCLC?

JOHN HULETT:

Number one, this county, the history of Lowndes County was a, that was a name called "Bloody Lowndes County." Because of the crucial, the ways people had been treated in this area for a long time. We felt strongly if SCLC were the persons who was going to lead us through this struggle, we would not have accomplished the things that we accomplished with Stokely Carmichael and that group. Simply because, though they were non-violent groups, but they did not talk about non-violence like SCLC did there. They realized that there were some things we had to do. We had to work hard and we had to push to accomplish some of our goals. And that why we had chosen Stokely Carmichael and their group. The kind of language that they spoke, we thought that maybe it would help us move a little bit faster.

JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

Can you just give me that last sentence again?

JOHN HULETT:

They, the type of language that Stokely Carmichael talked about, and the things that we had to do in this county, kind of helped, this kind of move a little bit faster than we would have, if we were talking about non-violence at that time.