Interview with Amelia Boynton Robinson
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME INTERRUPT YOU AND ASK YOU, GET BACK TO THE ISSUE OF VOTING AND ASK YOU, WHAT DID THE WHITE PEOPLE HAVE TO FEAR FROM SO MANY BLACKS REGISTERING? YOU'RE TELLING ME ABOUT HOW THEY WERE UPSET WITH YOUR HUSBAND, AND WITH YOU. WHAT WERE THEY AFRAID OF?

Amelia Boynton Robinson:

Well, first these two things were the things that actually caused them to fear. Number one, if they became a registered voter many of the blacks would seek positions in the political field. They would be out, they would fight for justice, if they were registered voters. They would turn the city completely around. And that is the reason why they did not want to see black people become registered voters. One lady said to her cook one day—

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

I'm sorry, we just ran out of film.