Interview with Bayard Rustin
QUESTION 36
INTERVIEWER:

ANOTHER INTERPRETATION IS THAT LYNDON JOHNSON AND HUBERT HUMPHREY WERE SIMPLY--HAD TO DIFFUSE THE DELEGATION. AND THE DELEGATION COULD HAVE CONCEIVABLY WON THE DAY.

Bayard Rustin:

It could have won the day if Johnson and Humphrey were not prepared to make any more fight than they had already made. We had talked to Johnson and Humphrey before we went to see the SNCC people. And they simply were not going to make any more of a compromise.