DID YOU FEEL A LOT OF HOSTILITY AROUND THE COURTROOM FROM WHITE PEOPLE?
Well, let me see if I can tell you how I felt. Some days in the summertime in Mississippi, the weather is so hot you can almost see it. If the wind doesn't blow every once in a while, and just bring you a little cool air, you look like that you might be getting yourself ready to be burned to death. And the—it was just hot, and there were a lot of people there, and they were talking to each other, the blacks, and it was an experience that I'd never had before.