O.K., UM, BUT FURTHER ALONG WITH THAT, DID THE SOVEREIGNTY COMMISSION HAVE ANY POSITION ON, ON THE VOTING PROJECT, THE UH, VOTING EDUCATION PROJECT?
The uh, Sovereignty Commission uh, took the position at least uh, I did in some, uh, speeches that I made which was the same thing as Governor Johnson's position and that was that uh, we needed to uh, repeal to the uh, come constitutional requirements about voting. That uh, had been blamed in a way for uh, the fact that so many of the blacks did not vote. Uh, you may have heard that they were asked crazy questions uh, when they came to apply to vote and uh, one of the old stories was, if I couldn't get to [unintelligible] into this conversation, was that the uh, black man uh, uh, was asked to interpret a document if he was gonna vote. And really it was something it was written in Chinese and the black man says yes I can read it, it says that uh, this man ain't gonna vote, and that was it. So, uh, that of course was the thing, when, that, I'll say this for Charles Evers and the NAACP, that's where he directed his efforts was to get blacks to vote. He said if you get the vote, you get the strength, and he was so right.