Interview with Charles Butts
QUESTION 20
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Was it a deliberate policy to not identify Stokes publicly as being a Black candidate, as opposed to just being the candidate? That is, was there a deliberate effort to take race out in the public media in the campaign for Stokes?

CHARLES BUTTS:

In the media?

LOUIS MASSIAH:

Yeah, as far as your campaign media, your campaign message. Did you try to downplay race?

CHARLES BUTTS:

Ah. Carl Stokes ah, you know, o--obviously ah, you got a problem?