Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 25
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU REMEMBER THE SOUTHERN MANIFESTO AND UH, CAN YOU TELL US WHAT THAT WAS?

Charles Diggs:

Well, the Southern manifesto, as the, as the name implies was uh a statement of policy regarding uh uh racial uh matters on the part of the um congressional representatives er from the from the southern states and er it was a uh a statement designed to er draw the line um regarding er how far they uh would ex be expected to go to try to correct some of these matters or uh on the other hand er er it was a er a method of er of explaining um what their position was er and the rationale behind it and their determination to maintain that system which uh, they considered to be uh not only in the interest of the South but in the interest of the country.