Interview with Robert Moses
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

I WANT TO JUMP BACK ONE MORE TIME. AMZIE MOORE, TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT HIM, WHAT, WHERE DID HE PLAY, GIVE ME A SENSE OF HIS IMPORTANCE.

Robert Moses:

Right. When I went to Mississippi in 1960 and traveled through getting people to try to come to an initial SNCC meeting, the only person that I met in the whole state who was willing to actually embrace the students and what they stood for and the organization that they had begun to create was Amzie. And I think he saw in the students what had been lacking, that is some kind of deep commitment that no matter what the cost, people were going to get this done. They were actually going to get out there and do the job, and that's what Amzie wanted to do. I mean he didn't want the courts, you know, he didn't want the legal procedures that he had been going through for years. He wanted to get the work done.