Interview with Nicholas Katzenbach
QUESTION 30
INTERVIEWER:

JUST RUN OUT, SORRY.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

OK, THAT WAS A ROLL-OUT ON CAMERA ROLL 584. WE'RE GOING TO 585.

Nicholas Katzenbach:

The black population on a state wide level in the South uh, varied from about 18% in Alabama to maybe as much as as, 30% in Mississippi, maybe less. It wasn't really that blacks were going to take control as blacks of state legislatures and, and uh, and state governorships, but there were a lot of rural uh, communities in which blacks were predominant where they could take control and indeed after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, they did, with no disastrous results.