Interview with Judge John Minor Wisdom
QUESTION 25
INTERVIEWER:

YOU DESCRIBED IN, YOU WROTE IN YOUR OPINION, THAT THE TRIAL HAD BEEN OF MEREDITHS CASE, HAD BEEN CONDUCTED IN THE FAIRY ATMOSPHERE OF NEVER NEVER LAND. COULD YOU TELL US THAT?

Judge John Minor Wisdom:

What I meant by that, it was so unreal for the Mississippi to argue and for the judge to hold that there was no policy of segregation at the University of Mississippi. Everyone in the state of Mississippi, and I'm sure almost everyone in the entire country, knew that there was segregation at the, in the state of Mississippi, and for the University to assert that there was no segregation and for the court to find that there was no segregation, was just like, a, land of fantasia,** I'm very fond of Alice in Wonderland I can give some other descriptions, I have a quote from it too that might be even more pertinent, but its impossible…