Interview with Mary L. Hightower

Now, you talked about how you were working on the elections and voter education and registration. What happened in the next election?


As a result of that, um, the effort I believe from the convention, we were able to go back, as I said, and, and, ah, put new motivation and new life into what we were already doing. And, ah, we elected, ah, in '72, a year later, a majority to the board of education, a majority to the board of election commissioners, and, um, those are people that runs the election, and, and run the school. And I attribute this to, ah, our trip to Gary, to the convention, and what we learned there, the experience that we gained there, we were able to carry back and to gain a lot more, ah, success in our registration and our voting, voter registration.