Interview with Herbert X. Blyden

And now, what was your personal feelings, you personally?


Personally, I don't know that I can describe in words how it affected me, because George was in effect my mentor. I loved the brother, you know. I've been fortunate to actually meet Mrs. Georgia and at that time one of his best friends was Angela, and I'd met Angela Davis, and I loved little baby brother Jonathan. So it affected me as if, you know, indeed someone from my, like my family had died. And I didn't know that the emotional affect it would have on the rest of the inmates was in effect basically the same as it had on me. So George touched all of us very deeply.