David Kotz was a volunteer working for COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) during the summer of 1964. After twelve hours of being in Mississippi, Kotz and five other volunteers were left in charge of the COFO office in Meridian, while Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner went to Philadelphia to investigate the burning of Mt. Zion. After their bodies were discovered, Kotz continued to work in Mississippi, albeit reluctantly. He discusses the reaction of many civil rights leaders to the inaction of the FBI as well as the memorial for the three men, which he attended.
David Kotz’s oral history, part one:
Part one of his oral history can also be viewed here.