Interview with Ben Chavis
QUESTION 22
JUDY RICHARDSON:

And did you ever feel that it threatened the convention?

BEN CHAVIS:

Oh, no, at no time. See, one of the things about the Gary Convention, ah, the tremendous will that was expressed by us just being there. If somebody, uh--I don't want to say that.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

Ah, hah, no, you don't want to say that.

BEN CHAVIS:

There would have been very little that could have really deterred this convention from going forward. Ah, the walkouts, ah, had an impact, but it did not have the kind of impact that would have substantially thwarted the thrust of the convention.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

OK. stop.

BEN CHAVIS:

I started to say, if somebody ha--


JUDY RICHARDSON:

yes, I do. I wanted that piece of it. Yeah.

BEN CHAVIS:

Sound good off camera, but on?

JUDY RICHARDSON:

No, it's good on camera too.