Interview with Dave Dennis
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

I'M SORRY, WHAT WAS NECESSARY AT THAT TIME?

Dave Dennis:

The things that were necessary at the time I'm referring to was that we were coming into a Democratic convention. Uh, the, the it was time we felt, because of the attention being given to states sending delegates to the national convention, the Democratic party, it was time for us to focus upon the inequities and the discrimination that existed in uh the South, in terms of black participation in the political structure of this country. Mississippi was set as the greatest example because we were much farther ahead in this state in terms of organizing than they were in any other state. And we felt that by bringing that attention there, we could emphasize the problem that existed in terms of blacks' attempts to participate in the political structure of this country.