Interview with Robert Moses
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

OK, SO AT THE SAME TIME DURING THE CAMPAIGN, MOST OF THE ORGANIZING—COME TO GREENWOOD TO WORK TOGETHER, SAYING THAT'S ALSO THE TIME WHEN THERE'S AN ATTEMPT ON YOUR LIFE AND JIMMIE TRAVIS IS SHOT AND PEOPLE COME TOGETHER. NOW A PERSON THAT CAME THERE WAS MEDGAR, HE CAME DOWN. NOW CAN YOU HELP ME AT THIS TIME TO UNDERSTAND WHERE MEDGAR, A PERSON WHO'S BEEN IN THE STATE FOR A WHILE, WHO WAS AN ORGANIZER, WHAT DO YOU SEE IN HOW HE'S BEEN AFFECTED BY WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Robert Moses:

Well, Medgar came to Greenwood after Jimmy Travis was shot on the highway, just gunned down, and addressed a mass meeting there. And I remember how he spoke to the people when he said that Greenwood did something to him that made him feel that they needed, that he needed to go back to Jackson, and to really start working. That is if people up in Greenwood could get themselves together and move in the way they had then there was no excuse for Jackson, because Jackson, of course, had always been thought of as the leadership around civil rights in the states. So, he went back determined to move Jackson.