Interview with Robert Moses
QUESTION 24
INTERVIEWER:

CUT. SO HELP ME TO KNOW THEM THROUGH YOU, ___

Robert Moses:

Mickey was actually working for CORE. What we had in the state was an association, we call it Council of Federated Organizations and CORE was a part of it and worked the third congressional district of which Neshoba county and Meridian were part. And Mickey had come down I think in 1963 first to work for CORE as a volunteer from New York and had been based in Meridian for almost a year or before the summer project and he had gotten James Chaney to join him. James was black, from Meridian, and his family lived there and he became a part of the CORE staff and of Mickey's project there. So they had had some exposure to Mississippi and the conditions, Mickey over a year, and James, of course, all his life. Then when they went to Oxford they took Andrew Goodman back with them who was, had just come to Oxford and knew nothing about Mississippi, and the three of them went back to try and look for some places for volunteers to live in that area and for some churches I think for meeting places. You see one thing is, is that—

INTERVIEWER:

CUT.

Robert Moses:

OK, I'll see if—what I can remember.