Interview with Mary L. Hightower

Now what did you think was going to come out of it, I mean, what was your expectation of about what would happen at Gary? Particularly for you as a, as a Mississippi person.


Well, there, ah, we expected, once we got to Gary, to really become organized and to, to, have, to, to, ah, ge- organize on a national convention and from that convention would come our leadership to go back into each of our areas and to further organize and to hold elections or just, ah, a number of things that we had planned to do, but the main thing was, going to the convention, was going to be our beginning, and, ah, this is, this is what we were prepared, and this is what we were preparing for, to go there to get our beginning at the convention.