Interview with Charles Butts
QUESTION 5
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Don't make a past reference. Why did people join the campaign? What were you ah, trying to achieve?

CHARLES BUTTS:

Civil rights ah, i--was a movement ah, where people believed that they could change the way people were treated. And in the Stokes campaign, ah, while it was a political campaign ah, it had a candidate and became a, a campaign that stood for that kind of change. Ah, and the energy that made that campaign go was not money. It was the belief that people could make a difference. And so it was, it was a volunteer campaign. It was a campaign that, that ah, brought in just ah, thousands of people.