Interview with Victoria Gray Adams
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

OK, PICK IT UP TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND WHY WERE YOU DIFFERENT?

Victoria Gray Adams:

The thing that was you know, that we wanted to be very clear was that the difference between the regular Democratic Party delegation and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegation was that the election process within the MFDP was open at every level to the total populace, whereas in the regular Democratic Party, this was not the case. And so the delegation from the regular party was almost totally unrepresentative, un—you know, unrepresentative of the populace of Mississippi at that time you know. But anyways that was it and that is why the MFDP came into existence because we were denied you know entrance into the regular party. And—