Interview with Jerred Blanchard

Real quickly. How was it described in the White community that snow that postponed that march?


Oh, that snow. I'll never forget it. We were scared to death. Martin Luther King, Jr. was coming to town and, ah, we didn't want him to come. Nobody wanted him to come in the White community. And lo and behold, if he was due in to march on Friday then the preceding Thursday, 16 inches plus of big snowflakes started to fall and by, Oh the morning of the march, there was no question but that the march would not come about and the following Sunday, the White pulpits characterized this as a manifestation of White Power. White Power. They just put off the evil day, that's all.