Interview with Mary L. Hightower
QUESTION 30
JACKIE SHEARER:

Now, when, ah, Congressman Diggs miscalls the vote, um, what did you think? Did you think it was going to threaten the holding together of the convention?

MARY HIGHTOWER:

Well, um, ah, when Congressman Diggs miscalled the vote, I, I got, um, really shaky and uneasy at that time because, ah, I felt like the mere fact that he did this, it was going to create, ah, confusions and, and, ah, arguments in the convention that would really take away from, ah, the real purpose of the convention. And, ah, which, in, in the sense that, ah, it did in a little, in a little sense it did create confusions, but, um, even at that point I didn't lose hope in the convention, but I was really, really uneasy because, ah, I thought that this would really sce- steer us off in the wrong direction.