Interview with Thompson Gaines
QUESTION 18
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Now after Stokes wins late that night, what is the feeling on the streets of Glenville, on the west side, what's the feeling when Carl Stokes has finally won this election?

THOMPSON GAINES:

Well I, I can't speak for the west side because I wasn't there.

LOUIS MASSIAH:

East side, excuse me.

THOMPSON GAINES:

OK.

LOUIS MASSIAH:

All right, once again, what's the feeling on the east side in Glenvile that night when Stokes wins the election?

THOMPSON GAINES:

Uhhhh, a moment of, an hour rather of, of great elation, of a job well done by many people. Ah, we felt that, ah, well we were a group of idealists that we thought that our city was going to be turned around, we thought we were going to be a united city. And when I say united, I am speaking of east side and west side because we thought Carl B. Stokes at that time was the man to do the job.