Interview with Mary L. Hightower
QUESTION 39
JACKIE SHEARER:

OK, ah, tell me what you felt like. The convention is over. What did you feel like going home? What did you feel like had been done?

MARY HIGHTOWER:

Well, ah, it was a- ah, I, I felt like a new person--

JACKIE SHEARER:

I'm sorry, if you could start by saying, "Going home after the convention."

MARY HIGHTOWER:

After the convention was over and we were all getting ready to home, I, I felt like a completely new person. Different person. And, the excitement from the convention, ah, it lasted all the way home. You know, just, ah, ah, I think it was about five of us in our car, we drove up, and, ah, it was, you know, we carried the convention back home with us, and the excitement, the, the whole, ah, ah, I guess the at- the attitude, the atmosphere and everything that was spread and, and, and, and, and exchanged at the convention, we carried it on back to Mississippi with us. And, um, I felt like that was a new beginning for us in Mississippi because once we got back, we were able to take that spark that we got from the convention and to, ah, spread it out.