Interview with James Armstrong
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

I WAS JUST WONDERING COULD YOU, FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT A MASS MEETING IS LIKE, COULD YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE IN A MASS MEETING WTTH ALL THOSE PEOPLE AND THE KIND OF SPIRIT THAT WAS INVOLVED?

James Armstrong:

Well there was lot a movement, sound, who can arouse people as to, you know, as to keep their hopes and high, and keep themselves going. And they had a lot of information, knew how to protect yourself and what we had to do because we were oppressed people. And we knew that so—we knew all our problems, so we just stayed together and sing and march and were jailed and spent our money and…and just—from each Monday night, there was a mass meeting to carry on. And the poor folks would walk around the table and put their dollars and dimes or whatever they had, so that these are the things that help us got to where we at today.