Interview with Floyd McKissick
QUESTION 17
JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

I want to backtrack just a little bit because there- one of the big issue in the march with the role of White people and whether White people should even be involved in the march. Could you talk about that?

FLOYD MCKISSICK:

The Congress of Racial Equality has always felt that White persons should have been involved in the movement. America is, ah, is made up of Black and Whites. One of the things that we've always felt in the Congress of Racial Equality, the Congress of Racial Equality was having strong demands being made of course for, for, for, for, for more power in the hands of Black, even within the organizations. And many of the Whites in the organizations felt threatened. But many, and many left because of that. On the other hand, many stayed. And it's our feeling that Whites and Blacks would always be together in all things. That's still our position.

JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

Okay let's stop down.