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killed if that pot had fallen on my head. That's the only actual
incident of violence.
There's nothing I can remember that was particularly noteworthy
about the ‘64 election other than -- I think I told you
about when I wouldn't shake hands. We've been through that
one already. And also I decided I would go down to -- oh, yes.
That was the year of registration in the South, in 1964,
and also the killing of those three kids -- Schwerner, Chaney
and Goodman -- and the FBI was looking for them in Mississippi.
And they had a voter registration drive in the South, and something
called the Lawyers’ Constituional Committee had been
formed nationally, and they were looking for lawyers to go
and help people.
So I decided I would take eight days off, my vacation,
so to speak. It was in August is my recollection. And I would
go down there. And I called up -- it was the ACLU that was
running it -- the guy, whose name escapes me at the moment, and
I said, “I'd like to go,” and he said, “Fine.” And Henry Stern,
who's a good friend of mine, now a city councilman, said he'd
like to go, too. And I get the call back that they're going to
send me to Tennessee. So I mentioned it to Dan Wolf, and Dan
said, “You can't go to Tennessee. You've got to go to a place
like Mississippi. You go to Tennessee -- nobody's going to think
it means anything.” So I call up the guy who's running it and say,
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