Interview with Walter Mondale
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

THAT'S WONDERFUL. [unintelligible]. LET'S CHECK EVERYBODY'S UM, CAN YOU EXPLAIN FOR US THE SOUTHERN DELEGATES' POSITION AND ALSO WHAT YOU THOUGHT THEY MIGHT DO IF THEY FELT THEY LOST?

Walter Mondale:

There was a deep division, or split, in the South – depending on their view of what this party had to do to resolve its uh, discrimination problems. Many of them favored uh, strongly and effectively eliminating discrimination, some didn't, depending on wh… where you were and how their, what their views were. Mississippi was the toughest example at the time because it was just a classic old segregated environment. Um, and um, uh, I think the result that we came out with was quite acceptable to most of the party uh, uh, resented by some in the South and perhaps elsewhere.