Interview with Hollis Watkins
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

…IN MACOMB, AND THE TWO DIVISIONS OF SNCC AND HOW THEY BRANCHED OFF.

Hollis Watkins:

Alright. In the Macomb area we actually had two divisions of SNCC; one division worked on direct action the other division worked on direct action the other division worked on voter registration. The division that worked on direct action it was much harder to sustain that group because, in working on direct action you have a lot of jail and that mean that you have a lot of money to raise to get people out on bond and it was hard to sustain that, that division because of that. But the voter registration didn't require that kind of thing so it was easier to sustain that and because of that in keeping in line with the plan we decided to expand the project out from the Macomb area all across the state of Mississippi. And as that expansion project took place I went into Hattiesburg, Willi Peacock and Sam Block went into uh, Greenwood. Charles Maclaren for example went into Sunflower County, Cleveland. Other people went into Rueville, into Nova and those areas as we expanded the voter registration project.