Interview with Amiri Baraka
QUESTION 44
JUDY RICHARDSON:

I'm going to ask you what it accomplished, but if you do it in terms of--


JUDY RICHARDSON:

--in years, within the time period we're talking about because you can't really go up to what Jesse's doing now.

AMIRI BARAKA:

What do you mean?

JUDY RICHARDSON:

In terms of what Gary accomplished. You can't really talk about it in the context of Jesse.


JUDY RICHARDSON:

The last day at Gary, you've been through all this. What is[SIC] you're feeling as you're leaving Gary?

AMIRI BARAKA:

Well, I had been given a job to do. The assembly voted that I had to go down to Miami and see that the, ah, Black agenda, which we put together, which was printed, we tried to get John Johnson , everything printed and distributed, but we printed it, and that it was the demands that the Black delegates made of any, ah, candidates who wanted their vote, president and so forth and so on. Unfortunately, we got down to Miami, most of the Black politicians didn't do nothing--