Interview with Laurie Pritchett
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

THAT'S A WONDERFUL STORY. YOU UH, YOU HAVE TOLD ME THAT UH, IN SOME OF YOUR WORK YOU WERE AIDED BY THE USE OF INFORMERS, UH, TELL ME ABOUT SOME OF THE INFORMERS, UH, I BELIEVE SOME OF THESE WERE EVEN BLACK INFORMANTS?

Chief Laurie Pritchett:

Oh, yes. They'd had their Mass meetings and uh, uh, when they would have these mass meetings there'd be, there was two churches - Shilo and Mt. Zion, they faced each other. And there'd be two, three, four thousand people at these mass meetings. Uh, I had people to go in with recorders uh, black young men that uh, uh, would go in and tape the whole meetings. Uh, we also had people that would go into their homes when it was evident that I couldn't get anybody in these meetings. Uh, as a matter of fact, some of the news media would come back after these meetings and uh, inform me what went on in those. But we had uh___

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

[Okay, that was a camera roll out on 544, we go into 545. Okay, again, this is sound roll 1519, new camera roll 545, continuation of interview.]