Interview with Peter Orris
QUESTION 13
INTERVIEWER:

COULD YOU START OUT BY JUST MENTIONING WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT… I KNEW THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT…

Peter Orris:

Uh, during the three or four months of organization and recruiting of volunteers, as well as in Oxford, Ohio at the training session, it was very clear to all of us that violence and death was a possibility in Mississippi, if not a probability, during that summer. And when this became a reality uh, we realized that the only response that we could make to that uh, was to uh, redouble the efforts and bring down more volunteers, put more of a light on Mississippi because the murderers had to be found, they had to be revealed, they had to be punished. The thought of going back did not enter anybody's mind, uh