Interview with Floyd McKissick

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?


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.