Interview with Robert Moses


Robert Moses:

Well, as we, we were doing our voter registration work, we were continually sending reports back to the Justice Department, which was organized under Kennedy and had a special civil rights division. However at that time the position they took about countys in which violence was taking place, that they would not file suit. So they did not file a suit in any county, and what they told us was because of the violence. I think what is at issue is whether they were going to get in the position of being asked to provide federal marshals. Protection, actual federal presence against violence, and at that time they weren't willing to do that. And so they didn't want to file a suit in that county, and they didn't. They took a, I think an adjacent county and filed suit and began their own investigation and filed suit over there.