YOU MUST HAVE ALL BEEN VERY TIRED AND PROBABLY FAIRLY MIXED FEELINGS AFTER ALL THE RIOTING.
Well, of course we were always tired during those years. Things were happening so rapidly there wasn't time to take a vacation or to reflect on anything very long before that new situation developed. I know that when the Meredith case was filed, it coincided with the Freedom Riders arrival in Mississippi, which of course, was not a good context, and which to bring that suit, but those were historical developments which we could not control and a lot of people thought we could control in the course of the civil rights movement, but we could not, because it was a genuine revolution on the part of black people.** It wasn't directed by us, it was spontaneous and it arose from new confidence in the black community that the Supreme Court was their protector as they moved forward in the struggle.