Interview with Walter Mondale
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

UM, MOVING OURSELVES THROUGH THIS TIME PERIOD… TWO DAYS BEFORE THE CONVENTION OPENED, FANNIE LOU HAYMER UH, GAVE A VERY POWERFUL TESTIMONY IN FRONT OF THE COMMITTEE UM, COULD YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE IMPACT OF THAT WAS, UH…

Walter Mondale:

Well, it was very strong and her central case was undeniable… and that is that at that time, in Mississippi, a black Democrat could not participate in the uh, selection of delegates or become a delegate, and that life was very tough and even cruel on those who tried. And she made a powerful presence and a powerful case.