The WIMS staff had worked hard all summer to convince women in the white community in Jackson to host white women from the north. It took them weeks to produce any result at all, but on this trip Miriam Ezelle and Mrs. Power Hearn agreed to take on the task.
- Letter from Miriam Ezelle
Jean Davis stayed with Miriam Ezelle. The two women began a correspondence almost right away, and continued it for the next year and a half. Davis had not returned to Chicago immediately, but gone on to Ruleville, Mississippi, to visit her daughter Linda, who was working for COFO. Ezelle sent her regards to Linda and then went on to talk about her own desire to be a missionary when she was young (like Linda), and her philosophy of Christian dedication.
- Miriam Davis, “Thoughts After Being the Guest of a Woman Who Cares Here”
Miriam Davis stayed with Mrs. Power Hearn. Three weeks after Davis had returned home, she wrote down her memories and stated what she saw as to specific changes that would have to be made in Mississippi were the state to ever accept racial justice: a free press, and an end to fear and intimidation.