Interview with J. W. Kellum and Amzie Moore
QUESTION 20
INTERVIEWER:

FROM WHAT I'VE READ ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE CASE, IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE WHITE COMMUNITY SORT OF TURNED ON THE . . . ON THE TWO MEN AFTER THIS. THAT THEY ACTED AS IF, IF THEY COULD DO THAT TO A BLACK BOY THEY COULD DO THAT TO ALMOST ANYONE.

J. W. Kellum:

You're information is correct. In other words instead of being in the category of a hero, the people by majority felt like that if the ones that had been tried were guilty, that it certainly was a dastardly, cowardly act for any individual, one human to inflict upon another human. [laughter]most of, well the United States Senator, Jim Eastland had his office in Ruleville and that was many miles from the courthouse and one of our most prominent law offices that we have now would be located over here at Drew and that's in Sunflower County but at the same time wouldn't that be more than forty miles from the courthouse? [laughter]