Interview with Sheriff Mel Bailey
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

I HEARD THAT THERE WAS ONE TIME VERY EARLY ON IN ALL THESE DEMONSTRATIONS WHEN YOU INVITED A NUMBER OF MINISTERS IN, AND YOU TALKED TO THEM AND ASKED THEM TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE. TELL ME ABOUT IT.

Sheriff Melvin Bailey:

Well this, this I felt was a key. Coming off the streets and from within City Hall, I had a keen grasp of people and their influences. Basically, I told them that there was going to be a lot of pressure put on them—