Interview with Robert Moses
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

OK, NOW TAKE IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL. HOW ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE AN ORGANIZATION LIKE THE CITIZENS COUNCIL, ANOTHER LEVEL OF BEING ORGANIZED?

Robert Moses:

Well, the Citizens Councils and the Klans in Mississippi, they were in back of the action which resulted in those kind of murders. Because what we knew was that there were meetings in Liberty drawing cars and license plates from all across the southern part of Mississippi, and on up into the middle part of Mississippi. People coming and sitting down talking, what are they going to do about this voter registration drive. Now, we don't know what they planned, but we do know that after the meetings there's violence began to break out, direct attacks on us as the voter registration workers and then these murders. First Herbert Lee and then a couple years later Lewis Allan, both killed right there in Liberty, Mississippi.