Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 27
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU REMEMBER ANY REACTION FROM THE EISENHOWER ADMINISTRATION OR FROM OFFICIALS IN THAT ADMINISTRATION TO THIS STATUTE?

Charles Diggs:

Well, Eisenhower, President Eisenhower, General Eisenhower er um always had to be pushed. Er his position on on er on matters at best was neutral. And, in most instances um he he did not want to make any kind of change er and er er he he never really took any aggressive er actions. Uh uh he always relied upon er er being er er pushed by the Cong by the Congress of the United States really er had to er take the bull by the by the horns and er pursue a a correction of these inequities. Eisenhower who who who er grew up er er in a segregated military establishment er was er really not impressed with any kind of changes that uh that were er being talked about.