Interview with Unita Blackwell
QUESTION 45
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE OFFERED A COMPROMISE? WHAT DID THE COMPROMISE SAY TO YOU?

Unita Blackwell:

It didn't say anything. [overlap]The compromise did not say anything to me. One of the, the reasons I suppose, that it didn't say anything to me in terms of the two seats at large—we just had got involved in politics and that whole thing, and to have a compromise, it wasn't meaning anything for what we was after and that was a better life. And it wasn't saying that to us, that we had not won anything—two seats at large could be anywhere. It could be at large in Hawaii or anyplace and that's what it said to us, and so it didn't mean nothing, not to me personally. And when Ms. Hamer said that to me, asked me what did I think, I said, "It's your decision to make, but it don't mean nothing." We stick to what we said when we left Mississippi. And that's what I stuck with.