Interview with John Hulett

That primary day on First Baptist Church, yesterday when you showed it to us, you described it as the best day of your life. Can you tell me what was so great about that day?


It was great because This was the first time that the Black peoples in this county came together to make choice of their own candidates for public office. And that's why it was important. It was important also because the numbers of peoples that turned out to that election that day, and voted for their candidates and felt that they had done something for themselves to, to start making changes, the kind of changes they wanted to see happen in the system**. Even though in the general election we were unable to elect our peoples to office, but it gave the kind of incentives to our people that was, they ought to turn out to the polls on election day and vote.