Interview with Peter Orris
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

BUT IT GIVES PEOPLE AN IDEA OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, WHAT MISSISSIPPI MEANT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE…

Peter Orris:

The uh, to be, to be able to participate in the uh, in the movement in Mississippi in '64 and, and, and thereafter, was a, was a …exhilarating experience, despite all of the problems, despite all of the tensions, despite all of the threats of violence, and the actual violence that occurred - it was, it was an exhilarating experience. Uh, it was, it was the Spain uh, Spanish Civil War for our generation at that period of time. We were able to uh, express uh, the highest ideals of, of, of our country, uh and express it in a way that called upon our fellow citizens to support those ideals. It was the highest expression of patriotism, and, and, and just to be inl… involved and allowed to participate in that was uh, for an 18 year old, very heady uh, wonderful… uh, uh, ability.