Interview with J. W. Kellum and Amzie Moore
QUESTION 17
INTERVIEWER:

J. W. KELLUM, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT WAS THE CASE? WHY WAS THERE SO MUCH ATTENTION PAID TO [unintelligible]?

J. W. Kellum:

That case came up so near to the Supreme Court decision that separate but equal was not constitutional. By being separate, that made it unequal, you might say in a laymen's terms that the U.S. Supreme Court rendered. And that was rendered just a matter of months before this incident that resulted in this trial occurred.