Interview with Dr. William Dinkins
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

DID THIS WHITE DOCTOR GIVE YOU ANY SATISFACTORY EXPLANATION AS TO WHY HE WAS DOING THE OPERATION?

Dr. William Dinkins:

No, he didn't, I guess the main thing—he—I guess he was under pressure too. You see at first when Jimmy Lee Jackson came in he was just another black person who had been shot by a highway patrolman— that after a few days, he became a martyr and then I guess the hospital decided we should have somebody better paper qualified than Dr. Dinkins to look after him, so they called in one. But Jimmy Lee Jackson turned out to be more than they thought he did because right now his name is on the statue in front of Brown Chapel Church which was dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not too long ago, his name is right on that statue.