Interview with William Simmons
QUESTION 48
INTERVIEWER:

OK, REMEMBER I ASKED YOU BEFORE UH, WHETHER THERE'S ANY ONE INCIDENT THAT YOU FELT WAS AN EMOTIONAL, UH WATERLOO.

William Simmons:

The, the perhaps the most, the thought I had in the aftermath of Old Miss that I remember most vividly is after it was all over the next day it was a beautiful fall day, bright sunshine, blue skies. I looked out the office window of our office overlooking the governor's mansion, we were on the third floor, and my wife was standing there beside me. We looked at people walking down the street, normally going about their every day affairs and I turned to her and I said these people have just been deprived of the power of self government and they don't know it.