Mississippi was the nut.

Charles Marsh: It's because it's so closed, it made it all the more important to crack.

Cleveland Sellers: That's the argument. Again you're dealing with young people; if we can crack that, we've got the whole thing solved. Mississippi was the nut. It also rallied the African-American community around the community; there was a large MS population in Chicago.

CM: What did you make of those white folks in Mississippi? How did you understand the people there?

CS: I'm not sure I tried to get into that headset. It wasn't important to understand. Sometimes we might have tried to talk about it; we didn't try to analyze why. It was a certain level of ignorance. That was an innate personality to have. We had a White Folks project that was terribly unsuccessful. We had couple called the Heffners.