Interview with Ben Chavis
QUESTION 30
JUDY RICHARDSON:

OK. so you've just arrived back from Gary. if you could mention that. and what happens as you come into Wilmington, to your church.

BEN CHAVIS:

Right. Well, on the day the convention ended, I took a plane back to Gary, because I didn't want to wait. I wanted to hurry up and get the good news about what had happened. And as soon as I got back to Wilmington at the church, I noticed that all these police had, ah, surrounded the church. As soon as I got to the church, the police all of a sudden were surrounding the whole block. So I went outside and asked the policemen what was wrong. They said, "Reverend Chavis, how was your trip to Gary?" And I said, "How'd you know I was in Gary?" He said, "Well, we followed you. We even know what hotel room you were staying in." And I said, "Well, there's no problem, is there?" And he said, "Yes. You're under arrest. You're under arrest for the--"

JUDY RICHARDSON:

I'm sorry. Stop just a second.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

We should know--


SAM POLLARD:

We could give you a script--

JUDY RICHARDSON:

That's right

SAM POLLARD:

It'll be all right.