Interview with Victoria Gray Adams
QUESTION 17
INTERVIEWER:

OK, LET'S CUT FOR A SECOND. OK OK, WERE YOU, DID THE, THE REGULAR DEMOCRATIC, REGULAR DELEGATION HAVE, WERE THEY REPRESENTING THE PARTY, AND I MEAN, MISSISSIPPI?

Victoria Gray Adams:

You know there were those who, who felt that and probably even said so, you know, well what about the regular delegation, don't they represent certain portions of the state? Sure, they represented certain portions of the states that was the problem in the first place. They only represented certain portions of the population and those portions of the population that were not represented, many of them we know were not represented because they were denied the opportunity to participate and be represented. And so the difference between that delegation the regular Democratic delegation and the MFDP the Mississippi Freedom you know, Delegation was that all of our conventions, all of the you know, steps in the electoral process were open to the total or citizenry, and so indeed—