Interview with David Dawley

How did you feel about, though the pressure I guess of, around this Blacks only when here you had had a death threat coming down from the Whites, and here you're being told to go home by the Blacks.


There was a message from Willie Ricks of, "Go home," that wasn't the message from all Blacks, you know, that was counterbalanced. I had lived in the Peace Corps, I had lived in another culture, I had been surrounded by something different, I'd been surrounded by people who didn't like Americans. So I wasn't necessarily, ah, moved by that threat. It effected me emotionally, but I wasn't going to get run off by that threat. We're still involved in change, it just required different thinking and an adjustment and a, and some new strategies.