Government will not help register voters
Voter registration rates have leveled off, says Henry, and the Nixon administration is reluctant to enforce voting rights laws.
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Oral History Interview with Aaron Henry, April 2, 1974. Interview A-0107. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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- JACK BASS:
Let me ask you one more question about voter registration, black voter registration in Mississippi. Has it leveled off? In the last couple of years?
- AARON HENRY:
I would think so. However there are a few communities who still are trying to get federal registrars. But with the Nixon administration it's all but impossible to get federal registrars to come into a community where blacks feel they are having trouble, you know, trying to register to vote. I would say that because of the nonavailability of registrars that there would be a feeling that voter registration has leveled off.