Interview with Erle Johnston
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

OK, WE'RE GOING TO GET STARTED NOW. IN THE EARLY 1960S PAINT ME A LITTLE PICTURE OF WHAT MISSISSIPPI WAS LIKE AS A PLACE TO LIVE JUST FOR REGULAR PEOPLE.

Erle Johnston:

Well those of us who lived in Mississippi thought it was the greatest place to live of all. Of course I know what you're referring to and I'll have to admit that there was a sort of a, a hysteria feel in those days about the racial relations that might result as the consequence of the Supreme Court decision of 1954 and of course the courts and also the people coming in from the outside who were calling themselves Civil Rights Workers.