COULD SOMEONE BLACK GO IN THE COURTHOUSE IF THEY WANTED TO DURING THE TRIAL?
If you were there on time you could get in. The whole thing is coming from twenty, twenty-five miles away just threw you late always. And, but I think in all of the lynchings that have taken place in Mississippi across the years, this was the most publicized trial, lynching that I've ever seen. Because, I think what really surprised me was the television, the news media and the people who came in here by helicopter, by running additional lines to get the news out.