Interview with Victoria Gray Adams
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME CUT YOU RIGHT THERE, OK, OK LET ME, LET ME, WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO DO IS JUST GIVE ME THE FACT THAT BECAUSE MISSISSIPPI WAS UNIQUE THERE WAS THAT NEED TO HAVE THIS UNITED FRONT IN TERMS OF ORGANIZATIONS, AND OUT OF THAT CAME THE ORGANIZATION OF COFO. OK SO TALK TO ME ABOUT THAT NEED TO…

Victoria Gray Adams:

You know, as I mentioned earlier about the difference in Mississippi and other states, it be, it soon became apparent that none of the organizations had resources or had, you know, were going to be strong enough to do anything much in Mississippi operating alone. And so we finally recognized the fact that we needed to combine all the resources that we had in that state in order to be effective. And so out of recognizing this need, COFO was founded as a coalition of all the freedom organizations working within the state at that time.