Interview with Amiri Baraka
QUESTION 28
JUDY RICHARDSON:

So, in terms of Coleman, now, you're standing there at the podium and he's walking out. What are you thinking?

AMIRI BARAKA:

I just wanted to know, you know, it was my job to see that things were running smoothly in terms of the floor, you know, presiding on the floor. I think all three of us presided, Hatcher presided, Diggs presided and I would preside. That was kind of little triumvirate that we put together. One was electoral politician Diggs, on the congressional level, Hatcher represented local politics, and I represented activists, nationalists. And so we tried to keep their balance which I thought was a good formula for dealing with our different constituencies. But, I didn't know what, what the Michigan thing. There were so many different kinds of wild things going on. At one point Roy Innes--

JUDY RICHARDSON:

I'm sorry, if you could--

AMIRI BARAKA:

--kind of demonstrations.