Interview with Mary L. Hightower

So, if you were involved locally in terms of voter registration and education, why bother going out of state, why, why did you go to Gary? What was in it for you?


Well, um, we were involved locally, but we were also inexperienced as to what we, you know, the whole, I guess the make-up of registration, voter registration and voter education was all about. We were just sort of feeling our way through, and we had some volunteers that were helping us, but we felt like if, once we went to Gary, you know, this would really be an opportunity and it would be a new experience and we would gain some experience there, that we could come back and to use there, that would help us to even do a better job than we were doing now.