Interview with David J. Vann
QUESTION 2
INTERVIEWER:

OKAY LET'S JUST KINDA PICK UP ON THE MEDIA COVERAGE THOUGH, THERE WERE THE HARRISON SALISBURY ARTICLES, WHAT WAS THE REACTION AROUND HERE TO THOSE?

David J. Vann:

Well, you know, like most cities, uh, if you have stories like the Harrison Salisbury stories, and other stories that ran in the uh, uh, I think Collier's ran a story, uh, CBS News ran a documentary, uh, most people uh, are very protective, oh they're exaggerating, uh, that's not true, very resentful, and I think you have to remember, that most people who live in a racially segregated society had a routine in which they lived and probably a large number of people really weren't particularly aware of uh, segregation. They simply went their road, and drove into town their way to come in and, worked in their office and thought very little about it. Um, and what they saw, was a happy, prosperous, on-going city. And to have people coming in saying terrible things about them, uh, was pretty bitterly resented.