Interview with Robert Moses
QUESTION 35
INTERVIEWER:

THAT'S VERY GOOD BUT…LBJ AND THE PRESSURE? HOW CAN YOU HELP ILLUSTRATE JUST THE PRESSURE THAT WAS COMING DOWN FROM LBJ IN TERMS OF THE LEADERSHIP OR PRESSURE ON THE DELEGATION TO EXIT…

Robert Moses:

Well, it seemed that Johnson was bringing a lot of people down to the convention with the explicit purpose of trying to persuade the MFDP to change its mind. One such person I remember was honest enough to say openly was Roy Wilkins. I remember we were in a meeting together where he said, "Well, I'm not going to be Johnson's running boy and he left." And as far as I know he was the only national leader who came down and took a look around and decided that what was going on was really not something that he needed to be involved in.