Interview with John Doar
QUESTION 70
INTERVIEWER:

IS THAT WHAT IT WAS THAT WAS SO SPECIAL ABOUT IT? WHAT WAS, WHAT WAS IT? WAS IT, WAS IT THE LENGTH, THE JOINING OF FORCES, WHAT WAS IT?

John Doar:

Well, I think it was the fact that… all the efforts that everybody had done working individually and, and all of us that in one way or another had worked to try to eliminate the caste system. We finally thought, or felt that we had brought, uh… the American people… brought the problem, or the disgrace to the attention of the American people. And that as a result, the elected representatives of the American people were going to do something about it. And they were going to do something that was going to work. And they did do something that was going to work. And we sensed that. And of course, it, it was, it was a joyful day. And then to have it end with Mrs. Liuzzo being killed was a terrible night. But the parade was still a great parade.