Interview with Rev. Frederick Reese
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME GO BACK A LITTLE WHILE AND ASK YOU WHY DID YOU AND OTHERS DECIDE TO FORM THE DALLAS COUNTY VOTERS LEAGUE?

Rev. Frederick Reese:

Dallas County Voters League uh, is and was an organization that time that had been in existence some 20 years. Only about uh, 100 people who were registered voters kept that uh, organization alive uh, it was comprised of people who really were voters and of course uh, when I returned back to Selma in 1960, then I uh, joined the Dallas County Voters League after getting the right to vote myself. And then I was chosen as President of that uh, league and then uh, a type of enthusiasm was developed to forge ahead in a more dynamic manner to gain the right to vote under my leadership.