Interview with Herb Boyd
QUESTION 35
SAM POLLARD:

OK, Herb tell us about the blind pig incident.

HERB BOYD:

The raid on the blind pig at 12th and Clairmount supposedly triggered the whole rebellion of '67. Well that was the fifth raid they had carried out that week. They had hit four other blind pigs during that week--

HERB BOYD:

That was the--that blind pig raid that occurred at 12th and Clairmount supposedly triggering the '67 rebellion was the fifth blind pig raid that had that week. When I got my call at 11 o'clock that morning there was already two or three hundred people like milling in the street, you could see the feeling of intensity, of anger that was building up because apparently someone had been arrested. Some woman cried out to me that her sister-in-law had been hit by a police officer, and it's the same old police brutality that we've been getting these all these many months and over the last couple of years. So it was like this anger that was building up in the street when I arrived on the scene and even more people had arrived.

SAM POLLARD:

Lets cut.