Interview with Judge John Minor Wisdom
QUESTION 27
INTERVIEWER:

NOW THATS NOT FAIR, YOU'RE JUMPING OUT OF.—-.[laughter] MENTION THAT WHEN WE STOP THE CAMERA… STAY…

Judge John Minor Wisdom:

I don't think that Mississippi was so late. I think that Mississippi was, had a very large black population, proportionately larger black population than any other state. It also had proportionately the more illiteracy than any other state, and while it had some very highly cultured person, and they've shown that of course as in the great number of fine writers it has produced, at the same time it has had more than its fair share of rednecks, and perhaps rednecks isn't quite the term, but its had more than its fair share of uneducated people. And I think that its actions, reactions, or product of that long period of failure to educate its people. And Louisiana is not far behind Mississippi if it isn't right up there with it.