Interview with John McLaurin
QUESTION 43
INTERVIEWER:

UM, WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE IN MISSISSIPI AT THAT TIME WERE JUST, THEY WERE WILLING TO PAY THE COST OF RIOTING, EVEN OF DEATH TO PREVENT THIS, WHY [unintelligible].

John McLaurin:

People here in the state have a lot of spirit, they have a lot of loyalty, and they have a lot of love for the state of Mississippi and its principles and this was a breach of those principles in the eyes of the people and they were willing to stand up for the principles of the state of Mississippi. That's it in a nutshell.