Interview with Lawrence Guyot
QUESTION 37
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT, WHAT WAS SO, WHAT WAS SO OUTRAGEOUS ABOUT THE—ABOUT THE REGULAR PARTY?

Lawrence Guyot:

Well, just its very existence. Its platform was segregation now, segregation forever. Its practice was that uh whites had any rights that they could define. And blacks were not even to be tolerated. That's the way it operated. So, uh, we were not prepared to be good, loyal Democrats under that kind of banner.