Interview with Herb Boyd
QUESTION 27
SAM POLLARD:

OK, Herb, There was the rumors that the ah, the ah, the rebellion was planned. Tell me a little bit about that?

HERB BOYD:

There was all kind of room-rumors circulating at the time that the spontaneous eruption of the masses of people in there that it was not a spontaneous eruption that it was the masses of people were--excuse me lets do that again--

HERB BOYD:

There was a rumor in the air at that time that, ah, this whole rebellion was a part of a coordinated plot by armed revolutionaries. It was even--somebody said they'd come across the Detroit River this whole invasion they had snipers they had all kind of plans to just continue this rebellion to keep it going and everything. They seemed to deny the fact that this was like the spontaneous eruption of people who had been for generations frustrated and angered and bittered by the racist conditions that prevailed in the community.

SAM POLLARD:

Cut.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

That's great, but ah--

SAM POLLARD:

A little too inflammatory for our show.

HERB BOYD:

Curb your militancy--