Interview with Geraldine Williams
QUESTION 5
LOUIS MASSIAH:

What, what were, what were, what were your instructions to the campaign workers when they would, in the different districts when they went out? What would you tell them to try to influence people to, to come, to come out and support Stokes?

GERALDINE WILLIAMS:

Well, you're registered and you're voting. He's, he's been a good legislator and he'd make an excellent mayor. And don't you think it's about time a metropolitan city, uh, should have a Black mayor?

LOUIS MASSIAH:

Just once again, and, and could you make sure you reframe the question because my, my, my question is going to be knocked out, so just say that the campaign workers would go out and say whatever. Right, so once again. What, what would you tell your campaign workers to do?

GERALDINE WILLIAMS:

Well, the campaign workers, uh, would go out and ask the people wasn't it about time we had a Black mayor? We had Black councilmen. We had Black policemen. We had Black pol--uh, lieutenants in the police departments. And we had other Black elected officials. So why shouldn't we have a Black mayor?