Interview with Herbert X. Blyden
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

Could you say, "What was the reaction, what was interesting to the reaction of George Jackson's death?"

HERB BLYDEN:

Right, sorry.

INTERVIEWER:

Yeah.

HERB BLYDEN:

When George Jackson died we heard it on the radio and, you know, we had the prison grapevine. The very next morning, it was interesting, because everyone was locked into their cells when we heard the news so no one had time to actually say, "Tomorrow morning at breakfast we will go in with Black shoestrings as arm bands in mourning and do not partake of breakfast." And literally every man in Attica walked into the mess hall the next morning for breakfast with a Black arm band and did not eat breakfast and that was out of respect and mourning for George Jackson. It affected us immensely.