Interview with Judge John Minor Wisdom
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT THIS RESISTANCE CAME OUT OF? WHAT WAS THE FEAR IN THE WHITE SOUTHERN COMMUNITY?

Judge John Minor Wisdom:

I don't — I think there is a sort of fear, but I think basically the — basically there that — it was a mixture of many, many feelings, but primarily based on, on, on long standing custom. And the — the Anglo-Saxons in our country were — had a less civilized point of view than the Latins in South America, for example who — who recognized that the slave had a soul, and an individuality, and had more rights when manumitted, when freed, than – had essentially the same rights when freed, as a freed person, free person.