Millard and Dees didn't march themselves but later drove to downtown
Montgomery to see the speeches being made. They went to the capitol
grounds which were coved with picket lines and yellow tape guarded by
troopers and policemen. If one weren't a participant of the march, one
wasn't supposed to be on capitol grounds, but Morris and Millard went
They sat down and watched the speeches being made. Then, Morris' Uncle
James, 52, approached. He had .38 pistol in his belt. He scolded Millard
and Morris for their actions. He said he should just take the weapon
and kill the two right their on capitol grounds. Again, the term 'nigger
lovers' was used. This time it was applied to Morris Jr.
At this time, Johnny was 7 and Morris III was nine. They didn't understand
what was going on. Beverly understood and stood behind her husband 100%
of the time. But the young boys, children, didn't understand why some
kids didn't want to play with them. They didn't understand why some
kids wouldn't go to birthday parties with them and sit with them on
By now, Morris had completed his life dream. He had wanted a ranch
from the time he bought his first calf with money saved from collecting
bottle caps. He bought the Rolling Hills Ranch and bought a horse to
rope and ride. Then he hung out with other riders who didn't care if
he was a 'nigger lover' or not. His father had wanted him to join the
Montgomery Country Club. He didn't want to hang out with the elite.
Instead he chose to do something he enjoyed.