Interview with Ben Chavis
QUESTION 24
JUDY RICHARDSON:

How are you feeling personally?

BEN CHAVIS:

My, my personal feeling at the end of the Gary Convention was that I felt like I had been to a revival. Keep in mind that I'm a minister. And I felt like I had been to a revival. But not just a revival on the spiritual plane. Although that's significant. But it was a revival on the political plane. It was a revival on, ah, the psychological plane. It was a revival on the cultural plane. I mean, ah, keep in mind, this was, ah, African-Americans being proud of who they were. Ah, Blackness was everywhere. The red, Black, and green was everywhere on the last day of the convention as it was on the first day. And everybody was trying to get mementos and souvenirs to take back home--

JUDY RICHARDSON:

Cut please.