Interview with Carl Stokes

When you went back to your office with all your campaign workers, and you, you had brought up the subject of race the night before, what, how did they treat you? Did they make any comments? Do you remember, you know, going in that morning and talking to the people in the office?


Of course. We didn't go in that, that morning and talk to people. We went back to the headquarters that night and discussed it. And, uh, uh, we had to agree with Dr. Clement that it was a, uh, an untimely remark and that, uh, the reaction that we had received was one that we should have avoided by not addressing the issue, even though the reasons for it were plausible. Just wasn't politically sound.