Interview with Herbert X. Blyden

OK, Brother Herb, I want you to go back to that, that morning, that Monday morning and describe what happened before the assault and then the assault on the yard when they took it over.


Well we had the regular morning meeting on September 13, 1971 in the yard. We call it blue Monday. It was a rainy, overcast, damp, just a weird day, like one of those days you see in London with the fog, right. And the helicopters came over right after our regular morning rap session with the inmates in the yard and they announced a surrender order.