Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 37
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU RECALL ANY UM, INDIVIDUAL WHITE CONGRESSMEN UM, WHO WERE MOVED FROM OPPOSITION TO THE BILL TO, TO SUPPORT OF THE BILL OR EVEN TO VOCAL SUPPORT OF THE BILL? UM, DO YOU RECALL ANY MINDS BEING CHANGED?

Charles Diggs:

Well, I don't think uh if somebody uh uh was opposed to it ahh I I think they they they they maintained their opposition that that was really mostly southern members of Congress. Uh, there were few er from er ah areas ah in in the north that were not but I but more importantly I think it moved a lot of people who were either neutral or er er or er uninterested. I think it moved them to er to take active roles in in this connection, that that was the big impact.