Interview with Peter Orris
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

OKAY, THAT WAS GOOD. UH, DESCRIBE HEARING ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF GOODMAN, CHANEY AND SCHWERNER. WHAT, WHAT WAS YOUR INITIAL REACTION? WHEN YOU HEARD ABOUT THE THREE, AND IF YOU COULD MENTION…

Peter Orris:

Uh, we, those of us that had gone to Washington uh, they were going for the southwest area of Mississippi uh, returned to Oxford, Ohio uh, to the training session uh, for… at the middle of the second week of the training session and we just drove in… excuse me, we had driven uh, 30 hours from Washington uh, straight and we then arrived in Oxford, Ohio late one evening uh, to find the camp… the, the, the college and all in, in the college, in a state of, of, of extreme remorse um, and uh, where everybody at the school and the organizers, the SNCC organizers with experience in Mississippi uh, were all, at that time, already sure um, that uh, the three were dead, and that they had been lynched um, by uh, uh, people in the area in Philadelphia. And uh, that's when we first heard about it uh, that…