Mr. Robert Cooper Howard
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This chapter presents an interview of Mr. Robert Cooper Howard, who had been interviewed early as part of the annual essay contest on the history of Holmes County from a black perspective. Nightriders shot into his house because of his strong stance in the Civil Rights Movement. His wife was shot in the leg, and other bullets narrowly missed the eleven children in the room. Mr. Howard believes that every person is equal. He had fought for his country in the army, and he wanted some respect. While the national Movement has been painted in broad strokes by journalists and scholars, the experiences of ordinary people bring definition to the lived texture of the Civil Rights Movement.