Interview with Robert Moses
QUESTION 43
INTERVIEWER:

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO TELL ME, WANT TO DISCUSS…MARKER

Robert Moses:

When I think about Amzie and his relationship to the movement, one of the things which I keep coming back to is his insight into Mississippi and into the consciousness and the mentality of white people who lived in Mississippi, and what it was that would be the kind of key to unlocking the situation in Mississippi. And somehow Amzie understood that the vote and the subsequent political action would actually unlock the key to Mississippi and he had dedicated—he wasn't distracted by school integration—he was for it, but it didn't distract him from the central centrality of the right to vote. He wasn't distracted at all about integration of public facilities. It was a good thing, but it was not going straight to the heart of what was the trouble in Mississippi and somehow in following his guidance there, we stumbled on the key. That is the right to vote and the political action that ensued.

INTERVIEWER:

CUT.