Interview with Judge John Minor Wisdom
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

DID YOU, YOU WERE SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT SEEING GOVERNOR BARNETT ON TELEVISION. DID YOU WATCH THE RIOTS AT OLD MISS?

Judge John Minor Wisdom:

Yes, I did watch the riots at old Miss, and a, there was thousands of students and others who had come in from in pickup trucks with shotguns and ax handles, and we must, its really a good thing to remember that the, it was the marshals who to 'ok, who got the injuries, not the students, and not the really, of course the troopers were later nationalized, the state, national guard was nationalized, but the Mississippi troopers were not. And they were not the ones hurt. The ones hurt were the marshals. Of course there were two persons killed including a French journalist.