Interview with Harry Belafonte
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

Did he ever talk about the other level of White folk, the liberal who had supported him in the South? Did he ever perceive them beginning to withdraw when he moved?

HARRY BELAFONTE:

That was Daley. That was the Daley crowd. Daley was very much supportive of Dr. King and the movement when it was in the South.




HARRY BELAFONTE:

Because, the absence of affluent Blacks from support to the movement, on almost every level, not just money but just in terms of visible support, using their platform wherever they may be to help sell the 'cause was very, very difficult to acquire. It, ah, ah, up until now even, there are a lot of people who have never fully committed themselves to what the movement was about. And, that, that was a very sharp, ah, line for Dr. King to understand that, ah, ah, Blacks would really look at class interests above racial interests, human interests and therefore play a classic role in the, in, in, in, in a class war. Ah, ah.