Interview with Amzie Moore
QUESTION 33
PRUDENCE ARNDT:

WHAT MADE YOU, WHAT MADE YOU DO THAT?

Amzie Moore:

I don't know. I have not been able until this day to explain why I had to go against my will to, by this man. Now I certainly was aware of the fact that he killed quite a number of colored people. And I wasn't, I wasn't doing it because I said, well, I'll let him kill me. That, that wasn't in—that wasn't in my mind. I think maybe it was God letting me know that in spite of all that man had done, that he was able to control him. You know, that's the only thing I can think, 'cause I certainly wasn't that brave [laughter], you know. And he came down with cancer and I don't see him like I used to. I don't know whether he's sick or what has happened, I know he did have cancer, but that lady hadn't, she didn't, she'd never been to Cleveland, not Cleveland, Mississippi. But she was scheduled to speak in Cleveland, Tennessee—that's north Tennessee—going toward Virginia, I guess, up there. And I was, I never, I didn't see her until, let me see, when did I see her? Must have been the time, a little bit before the time they got ready to hold the trial.