Interview with John Conyers
QUESTION 35
INTERVIEWER:

If you could actually begin with 1972, with what happened in the country in 1972.

JOHN CONYERS:

OK, all right. By 1972 President Nixon had really hit his stride. He had the FBI with J. Edgar Hoover into their repression mode, we don't know how many strategies were going on, that would come out later. He was attacking, very effectively, many of the social and domestic programs that had been going on. He, he was rallying us around the Vietnam war, so all the time, ah, the fortunes of the Congressional Black Caucus, Black leadership, and the feat of--

INTERVIEWER:

I'm sorry, what's happening is you're looking down.