Interview with Fred Black
QUESTION 21
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Were you affected by the Black consciousness that was coming about I mean--Rap--Stokley, and listening to Malcolm?

FRED BLACK:

I don't think you could help being affected at Howard University by what was happening, in the greater Black movement out there in the country. The militancy that was developing, the transformation from being a Negro to being Black, the development of so called, Black curricular studies, the afro, all those sorts of things hit Howard about that same time that the student demonstrations grew in intensity. You couldn't help but be influenced. Um, it was just one of these things that everywhere you turned you saw indicators of massive, change movement occurring on your campus. All of this happened within a very short period of time too, I think that's important to remember, that this was not a long, drawn-out process. It, it was very sudden and it had a tremendous impact I think on everybody. as I mentioned to you before, the ah, whole idea of the afro--

LOUIS MASSIAH:

You can't say you as "as I mentioned to you before"

FRED BLACK:

Oh I'm sorry.