Interview with Frederick Leonard
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

START WITH THE NEXT DAY AFTER, AFTER WE GOT ARRESTED IN JACKSON. THE NEXT DAY AFTER WE GOT ARRESTED IN JACKSON.

Frederick Leonard:

OK, the, the ne—-the next day after we were arrested in Jackson, we went to court. The prosecutor got up, accused us of trespassing, took his seat. Our attorney, Jack Young, got up to defend us, as human beings having the right to uh, be treated like human beings. While he was defending us, the judge turned his back, looked at the wall. When he finished, the judge turned around – bam, 60 days in the state penitentiary – and there we were, on the way to Parchman – maximum security.** Cut, OK?