Interview with Angela Davis
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

How did the victory feel? How did that moment feel?

ANGELA DAVIS:

Well, it was, ah, the happiest day of my life, ah. When I was arrested I did not know whether I would ever again, ah, see what it was like to live on the other side of the walls. ah, ah, I knew that the repression of that era was, ah, a very destructive repression and that many people had fallen. And I did not know whether I would survive. So that on that day when I was pronounced officially not guilty, I celebrated. But at the same time it occurred to me immediately that we needed to keep that movement together so that, ah, all of the sisters and brothers whom I had left behind could benefit from this organized might, of, of the people of this country.

INTERVIEWER:

Cut. That's great.