Interview with Bob Mants

Did they ask you or did you ask them to come?


Well I think it was a combination of both. Ah, with Selma to Montgomery march coming through Lowndes County, Stokely Carmichael and Judy Richardson, ah, Scott B. Smith and myself came to Lowndes County to pass out leaflets and, ah, buttons and everything else, information. Ah letting folk know that the Selma to Montgomery March was coming through. And some people, ah, ah, asked us why not come to Lowndes County. I remember very distinctly one lady described, ah, the march from Selma to Montgomery as, in the biblical that, "I, John saw that number, no man can number." And, ah, she was quite pleased to see ah the civil rights activity coming through her county and coming to her county.