Interview with Jan Robertson
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

COULD YOU TELL US WHAT YOU SAW WHEN THE GOVERNOR WAS THERE STOPPING…

Jan Robertson:

Students gathered in small groups, uh, in the grove, um, outside the Continuing Education Center. They were curious, there were townspeople who were there and there were people from outside of Oxford. Um, as far as the students were concerned, there was really more of a pep rally atmosphere. They would just you know, kind of talk and they wanted to see the Governor and they wanted to see James Meredith. They didn't know what he looked like uh, and they would, well, the time that Meredith came on campus and when uh, the Lieutenant Governor was on campus and Governor Barnett was an campus you would hear you know, two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate. Uh, and that was the kind of an atmosphere, there was not an ugly atmosphere, there was not even an angry atmosphere. There was—curiosity was I guess the, the prevailing mood.