Interview with Walter Mondale
QUESTION 49
INTERVIEWER:

UM, AND I'M INTERESTED ALSO, WERE YOU, TO, TO ASK YOU, WERE YOU UH, PREPARED, ACTUALLY PREPARED, TO, TO LOSE THE TWO DELEGATIONS THAT WALKED OUT: ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI?

Walter Mondale:

Right. That was almost preordained. The, the walkout of those two wholly white delegations from Alabama and Mississippi, was almost preordained. If you refused to seat a discriminated—a, a delegation selected through discrimination, and uh, refused to uh, adopt a uh, rule that prohibited discrimination, that's the only way you could keep those two delegations there. And that was anathema to me and to almost every delegate at that convention. So they—that they were going to walk out was almost certain.