YOU WERE A NATIVE OF MISSISSIPPI THEN, AND HAVE BEEN MOST OF YOUR LIFE. WHAT KIND OF COURAGE WOULD IT TAKE, DID IT TAKE?
Well, let me point out one thing. In 1955 we didn't have the decision of voting that we had in '56 because in 1955 my vote was challenged at my voting booth and put in an envelope and was not, I didn't cast a vote. I called the Washington and talked to somebody there and finally we got that part straightened out. I think that we have, at this point come a good ways but we still got a long ways to go.