Interview with Walter Mondale
QUESTION 33
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU DESCRIBE FOR US, GIVE US A, A SORT OF A WORD PICTURE OF THAT NIGHT IN WHICH, IS A LONG NIGHT IN WHICH THE FINAL COMPROMISE IS HAMMERED OUT, AND PEOPLE AREN'T THERE.

Walter Mondale:

Well, I assure you that after, what is it now uh, uh, 22 years, it gets a little vague. Uh, we had uh, uh, Humphrey was there for a while uh, Reuther was there uh, uh, Joe Rauh was there uh, I think we consulted with Aaron Henry and some of them out of Mississippi uh, uh, Clarence Mitchell of uh, of the NAACP, and others. And uh, this was an effort to resolve how we would settle this situation and uh, as I remember, it was a long night, but I—beyond that it gets a little vague, maybe ‘cause it was such a long night.