Interview with Joseph Rauh
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

AT THAT MOMENT IN 1964, WHEN, WHEN THE COMPROMISE HAD BEEN ACCEPTED, WERE YOU ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN YOU HAD DONE THE RIGHT THING? OR SHOULD YOU THINK THAT PERHAPS FANNIE AND THE 64 MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION WHO SAID NO, WERE RIGHT?

Joseph Rauh:

I, I thought the Convention had gone father than anybody had expected it would go. But I voted no, not ‘cause I thought it wasn't a great victory. I knew in my heart it was a great victory. But I'd given my word that there would be no let-up on my part until I had talked to Aaron Henry. Ruther frustrated that effort to have that and there's nothing I could do about it. But if the question is, do I think that was a great victory? Do I kn—think I was right in saying it was a great victory, the answer is a resounding yes.