Interview with J. W. Kellum and Amzie Moore
FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

Sound roll 10, Camera roll 17. Tallahatchie Courthouse. Charleston, Mississippi.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

OK THIS IS 29 AUGUST '79 CAP CITIES BLACKSIDE. THIS IS SOUND ROLL 10 CAMERA ROLL 17. TALLAHATCHIE COURTHOUSE.

[laughter]

Amzie Moore:

Ah, did they tear it down inside?

J. W. Kellum:

Yes sir they tore it down inside and uh renovated it and uh left the outside just to keep the architectural design, you might say. It's something that had been here since, well this county was divided into two counties, in, by active legislature in 1902 and they built the courthouse here in 1903 then all the records over here in the Delta district were kept here when the courthouse burned in 1909, six years later. And then when it was rebuilt we have held the same architectural design since the fire that we had back in 1909.