Laurel, MS native Reverend Clay F. Lee discusses his introduction and rise into religion and clergymen of Mississippi. Upon the murders of the three civil rights workers, he talks about to what extent it affected his preaching. Lee mentions incidents where he preached in high schools and was a part of a group of twenty-six ministers who felt it their duty to preach against the racial injustices around the time of the murders. Rev. Lee also speaks on the involvement of the FBI, the influence of the Klu Klux Klan and his feelings about racial reconciliation and its role in today’s community.
Reverend Lee’s oral history, part 1 of 14:
Part 1 of 14 of his oral history can also be viewed here.