WHAT WAS THE FEELING HERE?
Well, it was quite a bit of tension. There were quite a number of people here from all around. I think there had been quite a number of lynchings in Mississippi but I had never seen one that had created so much attention before the Till case. We had a W.W.L. from New Orleans [news station]. We had to add new telephone lines. A lot of new things were done in order to, to get the information out to the world.