Interview with William Simmons
QUESTION 3
Prudence Arndt:

OK. NOW GOING ON TO THE LATE 50S AND EARLY 60S. MANY MISSISSIPPIANS HAVE SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A RIGID CODE OF SOCIAL SEGREGATION AND RACIAL SEGREGATION, THAT DESPITE THIS FACT, BLACKS AND WHITES IN THE SOUTH AND IN MISSISSIPPI HAD A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP HERE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE. CAN YOU COMMENT ON THAT?

William Simmons:

I think that's generally correct, I have—