Interview with Senator Ralph Yarborough
QUESTION 2
INTERVIEWER:

OK, BUT YET IN THE EARLY 60'S YOU DID NOT REALLY GO ON THE RECORD TOO MUCH OR SPEAK OUT IN FAVOR OR SUPPORT OF CIVIL RIGHTS. WHY NOT?

Senator Ralph Yarborough:

Well, I was very strong for it, but I found out campaigning a lot, that people, a lot of people didn't like my votes, but as long as you don't use an old expression in the south, cram it down their throats, if you don't come in and tell them, try to tell them you know it all, I'm smarter than you are and I vote this way. That's what most of those speeches were for, more for home consumption. I didn't care to try to tell the people that I knew more than they knew, I just voted and they would tolerate that.