Interview with Constance Baker Motley
QUESTION 30
INTERVIEWER:

HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN; ON THAT MORNING WHEN JAMES MEREDITH WALKS UP AND IS FINALLY REGISTERED, GOES TO CLASSES, HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?

Judge Constance Baker Motley:

Well, of course we were always joyous whenever we managed to accomplish the admission of a black to a previously all white school and with respect to Mississippi that had offered all that resistance of course we were particularly joyous and we, we, I think that was about the last state to open its doors to, to blacks, I think South Carolina was in fact the last, with the Clemson case involving Harvey Gant whose now the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, but since the Mississippi case had been such a celebrated case it gave us particular joy to know that we had finally accomplished that.