Interview with Herbert X. Blyden
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

OK, what did you tell these brothers after they had heard, after y'all heard about Quinn's death?

HERB BLYDEN:

As a result of receiving word that William Quinn the correction officer had died, the information was conveyed by me to the inmates in the yard, and, ah, the 600 plus lifers gathered around, I'll never, you know, forget their reaction once I told them "You niggers are going to die." I said, "All you brothers are going to be slaughtered in this yard." And, you know, they were like, "Come on with it!" But, ah, the position was excellent because it then created a solid core for us to be able to deal with the madness we had to deal with, with the negotiating, and, you know, but, ah, we told them straight up, these were serious times and that they were going to die.

INTERVIEWER:

OK.

HERB BLYDEN:

Somebody name a book _A Time to Die_.