Interview with Peter Orris
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

THAT'S GREAT. UH, WHAT WERE YOUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF SOME OF THESE SNCC PEOPLE WHEN YOU GOT DOWN TO OXFORD OR MAYBE HAD SEEN SOME OF THEM EARLIER, BUT WHEN YOU GOT TO OXFORD, YOU KNOW, YOUR… IT MUST HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT A DIFFERENT SITUATION FOR YOU, THE, THE LEADERSHIP… AS ALL PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI UH, VETERANS OF THE MOVEMENT AT THIS POINT. WHAT, WHAT ARE YOUR, WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER AS YOUR IMPRESSIONS OF SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WHO TALKED TO YOU ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT IN MISSISSIPPI… THE MAIN PEOPLE WHO STUCK OUT IN YOUR MIND?

Peter Orris:

Uh, there were different individuals who had reacted in very different ways to their experiences in, in the South in organizing, and to their experiences of uh, the kind of violence that they, that they were facing in different situations.