Interview with Floyd McKissick
QUESTION 1
JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

Mr. McKissick in 1966 you became the National Director of CORE succeeding James Farmer and I wonder if first of all that change of leadership suggest any deeper philosophic changes going on in CORE at that time?

FLOYD MCKISSICK:

Not necessarily so. Ah, Farmer and I, ah, had been associated and in the movement together and during the times that he was, a part of the time when he was the National Director I was serving as Chairman of the Board. I had been elected as Chairman of the Board in '63. So we were both, ah, working hand in hand and together, ah, the whole time. I think that the times, ah, had made some changes necessary to occur. Just events had occurred and we were both aware the organization was in a state of change, a normal state of change, as, as events occurred.