Interview with Erle Johnston
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

OK, OK, WE'LL JUST GO, GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN. SO IN, IN THE EARLY ‘60S, GIVE ME A LITTLE PICTURE OF MISSISSIPPI PARTICULARLY REGARDING RELATIONSHIPS, RACE RELATIONSHIPS AND JUST EVERYDAY LIFE.

Erle Johnston:

Well, of course, I've lived in Mississippi all my life and I still say it's the greatest place to live but during those days I must admit, of course, there was a lot of strain and some of the old hysteria still existed about what was going to happen because with the Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation and what else was going to come down the road from Congress and the courts and that did exist.