Interview with Mary L. Hightower
QUESTION 16
JACKIE SHEARER:

Now, I'd like you to go back to the beginning, and, um, get again the description of the roll call, OK? I'd like you to describe, make believe you're talking to someone who's never been to any kind of convention, what a roll call is and how this one worked and how you felt about it.

MARY HIGHTOWER:

OK, well, um, they, um, the very first day, ah, in order to be seated, ah, after we were registered, and, ah, we were, ah, where we went in to the convention floor, and, ah, to be, we were seated and after everybody was there, after the registration was over, then they called the convention to order, and the next order of business was roll call. And, the roll call was to identify, ah, each state, or delegates from each state that was there, and, ah, you had to answer, you know, ah, to the roll call, and it's like at school when you, you answering to being present, and, ah, but only this is just, it was a, much, much greater to hear to, ah, hear the answer to the roll call of these different states, members of these, of, ah, the delegation from states throughout the United States, and it was, ah, it was just, ah, I is, almost indescribable to, to, to, ah, remember, ah, each of th- the, ah, delegations, you know, answering to the- to their roll call. And this went on for, ah, I can't remember, ma- but it, it, it, it looked like it took a long time to go, you know, through that roll call and to, ah, have people to answer, but people answered with pride.




MARY HIGHTOWER:

--we took care of , that's one of the greatest thing, one of the greatest accomplishment we had.