Larry Guyot "He's [Obama] not running for the President of the NAACP, or President of the Black Confederation of Organizations. He's running to be the President of the United States of America. And that's going to mean in a lot of instances he's going to be neutral on race. But that's no reason for us to be neutral on race." Larry Guyot was the director of the Freedom Summer project, a 1964 effort to register black voters, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "I think there were a lot of white people who voted for Obama who wouldn't think it natural that the logical extension of that is to invite someone for dinner in their home."