Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 38
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU REMEMBER ANY UH INDIVIDUALS WHO WHO SAID ANYTHING PARTICULARLY TO YOU ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT OF THE BILL OR THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE BILL?

Charles Diggs:

Well, not opposition. They knew better than to talk to me in opposition uh to uh to the bill uh but uh um there were um without question you you could see the er uh the um rising interest in legislation after after we made that trip along with these other members of Congress to Selma. And uh and after we came back and spoke on the House floor under special orders er to er talk about our experiences and talk about our first-hand observation of these these kinds of inequities, particularly the voting rights thing. And uh appearances er before the er various committees that was handling the legislation, House Judiciary Committee and and so on. I don't think those members er would have done those sorts of things without er having had that first-hand experience.