Interview with Thompson Gaines
QUESTION 3
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Did you feel it was particularly important at that time to elect a Black mayor of Cleveland, and if so, why?

THOMPSON GAINES:

Well it, it, it served, ah, more than one purpose. Ah, Black children or children, minority children always need a role model. And, ah, one of the reasons that I felt that this man, ah, should be elected, it would motivate children it would sho--