Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 20
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU REMEMBER ANY OF THE, ANY EVENTS OR THINGS THAT HAPPENED SPECIFICALLY AT, AT RALLIES ANY—WHAT WAS, OR WHAT DID, WHAT DID IT FEEL LIKE TO BE ON THE, TO BE THE TARGET OF SO MANY PEOPLE COMING TO HEAR THIS?

Charles Diggs:

Well, it uh it it it it simulated a lot of er a lot of interest um a lot of um people who ah er had not were not members of NAACP er took out memberships, they made contributions er ah it it raised their level of concern er about umm these various matters and and it dramatized er the need for er corrective legislation and dramatized the need for uh ah changes uh in uh in our national uh uh uh justice system uhm to correct er these these kinds of of uh inequities at the local level and so it uh it stimulated a lot of people to make contact with their, their members of Congress. A lot of people wrote to the president at the White House er er and of course the media uh expanded upon uh these, these items also.