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Stephen Whitfield: The deference expected of blacks varied in intensity, depending on the region, and also depending on whether the setting was urban or rural, upper South or Deep South.
In the Mississippi Delta in 1955, deference was about as thorough as could be imagined.
Blacks were not expected to have serious opinions of their own, to exercise independence of judgment, to have the capacity to educate themselves in any advanced, formal manner, to be qualified to vote or to serve on juries (or of course to hold public office).
In that part of the Deep South, whites arrogated to themselves the right to control whatever they wished of black life, and exercised the power to do so.
As the forces of modernization gathered momentum, whites in the Deep South became especially keen to detect any challenges to that deference.
Poor whites like Bryant and Milam prided themselves on easy-going, informally "good" relations with blacks. Milam made a living by renting Negro-driven mechanical cotton pickers for plantations in the Delta.