Interview with Robert Williams
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

COULD YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE NIGHT THAT THE KLAN RAIDED ALBERT PERRY'S HOME?

Robert Williams:

Well, actually we had had a rally then, our meeting, an NAACP meeting and it so happened that the Klan had been having a meeting at the same night, outside of town. So when they left their meeting, they called in threats to the home, when Dr. Perry was not there. His wife was there and they had uh, threatened her, and she had called us and so as a result of this, the men rallied at uh, Dr. Perry's house. They went home and got their guns. And so uh, that also strangely at that time, we didn't really have it organized into offices and they just assumed that because I was president of the NAACP that I also should assume uh, leadership of the rifle club. And this was the type of thinking that we had in the community, which was also somewhat different from what would have been reflected in a regular NAACP branch by the national office.