Interview with Frederick Leonard
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

YOU WENT TO JACKSON, YOU SEE NOTHING BUT POLICE.

Frederick Leonard:

OK. In Jackson, there were only police outside the terminal, inside the terminal. As we walked through, the police just said – keep moving – and let us go through the white side. We never got to stop, you know, they just said – keep moving – and they passed us right on through the white terminal into the paddy wagon, and into jail. There was no violence in Mississippi.** The next day, we went to court. The prosecutor got up, said – Your Honor, um, the defendants are accused of uh, trespassing. And that's just about all he said. He took his seat. Our attorney, Jack Young, he stood up to defend us, you know, defend our rights, we had rights, we were humans. Oh,