Interview with William Simmons
QUESTION 57
Prudence Arndt:

WHAT WAS YOUR RESPONSE NOW, '63, '64, WE'RE STILL IN THAT PERIOD, TO THE GROWING FORMATION OF WHAT WAS CALLED THE FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY? WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF THIS AS A POLITICAL PHENOMENA?

William Simmons:

The Freedom Democratic Party was regarded kind of as the activist extreme of the extreme, the activist wing of the Democratic Party, and it was just regarded as a political expression of the, the far left views of the organizers. Certainly a legitimate way to express it, we were opposed to it, but what’s more to be said?