Interview with Judge John Minor Wisdom
QUESTION 11
INTERVIEWER:

WHO WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH, BUT IT'S NOT POSSIBLE. DID JAMES MEREDITH HIMSELF EVER APPEAR BEFORE YOU IN COURT?

Judge John Minor Wisdom:

Oh, yes. Meredith appeared several times before me in court. And I — it's hard to describe him except as — except the way I did describe him. I think he was very sincere. He was also very anxious to get a — to improve himself. He took courses in the Army, and it's quite evident from seeing him, and observing him, that he was sincere. And also he was not just a stalking horse for the NAACP, although they supported him strongly. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the Department of Justice, supported him, John Dorr. But he himself, I think was quite sincere.