Interview with John Jackson

All right you mentioned your father. Your father of course took kind of a shine to some of the fellas from SNCC and especially Stokely Carmichael. Tell us how your father was about that.


Ah, he, kind of took a like to Stokely and, and Bob Mants, and Scotty B. and the other fellows. And I believe there was more of that destiny of love for them, because they were risking their lives coming in here. Because his statement was, ah, "If we're not for ourselves, then who can be for us?" And, ah, I mentioned a house that we had available--vacant. Because they were being shot at and run out of the county, every afternoon they had to leave before sundown. 'Cause they were afraid that they were going to be killed. And he finally gave them permission to start staying overnight.