Did Mitchell have a sense that he was making history as it was happening?
I think that Mitchell must have known that he was making history because he was a very clever man. He had no formal education, but he was well-read. He had actually studied a lot of things, materials, that were available to him. He knew what he was doing. He persisted in the things that he was doing, and I think that he lived to see a lot of his dreams realized, because we may not have cured all the problems, but we certainly did make a difference.
How do you...?
Well I think we made a difference in the Roosevelt New Deal. I think we made a difference in all the reforms that were made by the government agencies. We certainly made a difference in the fact that the world knew that there were these poor people, black and white sharecroppers in the South.