Interview with Lawrence Guyot
QUESTION 44
INTERVIEWER:

YEAH, THE… ON WHAT BASIS WAS THE CHAL—WERE THE CHALLENGES MADE, BOTH THE UH, SEATING CHALLENGE AND THE UM, CONG—CONGRESSIONAL CHALLENGE?

Lawrence Guyot:

Both of them were made on the same basis—that it was the Democratic Party that had not allowed black people to, to participate in the affairs of the party as it related to the promulgation and implementation of policy for the, for Democrats—and depriving black people of the right to vote. Every, the state legislature was entirely controlled by the Democratic Party. If we were to bring about any change, we had to have access to that party. We now had it.