Interview with John Jackson
QUESTION 12
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Well when that primary finally took place, May 3rd, 1966, I gathered it was a very exciting occasion. I just wonder if you could tell us a little bit, from your perspective as a young boy what it was like that day.

JOHN JACKSON:

Even though we didn't win a single position, but we were so excited because--

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

I'm going to stop you down because, at that point this is just a primary in May--

JOHN JACKSON:

--Yeah. OK. OK.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

--the elections you weren't running for position, so I just want you can remember about the occasion.

JOHN JACKSON:

People came out and were able to mark the X on the cat and we were just excited. We were just excited, that our people had the courage to run for those positions. And we were gearing up to go into the general election. And a lot of people turned out in support of the party, and that's what really gave us momentum. I think more than sixteen hundred people voted.