Interview with Amzie Moore
QUESTION 22
PRUDENCE ARNDT:

OK, WHAT, DURING THE TILL TRIAL, WHAT WAS THE COURTROOM LIKE ON THAT FIRST DAY OF THE TILL TRIAL?

Amzie Moore:

Well, I don't think I could give you an accurate and complete description of what the courtroom was like because it was surrounded inside and outside by people. Tallahassee County, white, and we could not stand in the halls, nor could we sit down in there because the courtroom, with the exception of very few people, were white. I would assume that white people from all over Tallahassee County filled the courtroom. And they didn't left, didn't leave much room rather for blacks. So WLW, that's New Orleans television [station]—I think it's WLW—had their cameras and everything outside, and there were quite a few people around the cameras there in Sumner, Mississippi.