Interview with John Hulett

You were talking about both SNCC and SCLC. Why was it necessary to get outside intervention?


Why go outside? Well, let me say this. People in this county, most of them had never worked into a movement, you know, in an organizational structure, where they really got out to struggle and do some things for themselves. And having the people with the knowhow like both the SCLC and SNCC, it would help to have those kind of people into our area. And that's one of the reasons why we chose them. I had worked within the movement, and I doubt if we'd've had like the five or six other people who have been involved in some type of struggle of this kind. And that's why it was necessary to bring in some outside sources. Who had the encouragement, who had some resources to go along with it, to help us get where we were going.