Interview with Floyd McKissick
QUESTION 5
JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

What did you do when you heard he had been shot? I want to get you down into Mississippi.

FLOYD MCKISSICK:

Well I agreed to come to Mississippi immediately. He requested that I come to Mississippi. I went to Mississippi. And of course upon arrival we immediately went to the hospital. It was the Congress of Racial Equality that issued the first call, that we should go down there and join Meredith and continue the march.