Interview with Walter Mondale

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Walter Mondale:

I think that Walter Reuther was uh, very influential with the Mississippi Freedom Democrats, but I am vague now as to what the basis was. I believe he was involved in helping pay some of the costs of the Freedom Democrats and I know he worked very closely with Joe Rauh, who was the chief uh, sort of lawyer and advocate uh, at the convention, for that movement. In any event, if we were going to put together a responsible resolution of this, that uh, preserved the good will of uh, those uh, surrounding the Mississippi Freedom Democrats – those were among those that needed to be consulted.