Interview with Unita Blackwell
QUESTION 39
INTERVIEWER:

I'M SORRY, I'M GOING TO START YOU AGAIN. PICKING UP WITH YOU AND BOB, AND MS. HAMER SITTTNG THERE AT THE CHURCH.

Unita Blackwell:

Yeah, well, what happened was that it was discussion of, just before, whether we were going to take the compromise or not, and different ones had come to talk to us and leaders of—heads of organizations. But Ms. Hamer, Bob Moses and myself were sitting in the balcony at the church there. We were meeting at—and she said she would not take the compromise. And then the press had to pick that up and take it and some people thought we was kind of silly, a bunch of cotton choppers and so on from Mississippi, you know, done turned down two seats at large. That's what they told us they would give us. And we came back to Mississippi with, hanging over our head that they was going to put us in jail because we used the name Democrat when we formed our party and they said that was illegal. We came back—

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

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