Interview with Mary L. Hightower
QUESTION 12
JACKIE SHEARER:

Now, had you ever thought of yourself in terms of Africa before this?

MARY HIGHTOWER:

Not really. Well, you n- you have, you have thoughts about it, but not really knowing, not re- you know, being, I s- I would say, just being ignorant of what, ah, the, the whole notion of Africa and what people are doing there, and the kinds of people that are there now, you, is, is like a hidden thought, you know, you know, you did, you didn't allow it to surface and you didn't talk about it. But, um, after the convention, you know, it was something you, we could talk about and we could go back and talk to our people and, and, ah, you know, talking with pride, and it made our people begin to feel good about themselves.