DID THIS WHITE DOCTOR GIVE YOU ANY SATISFACTORY EXPLANATION AS TO WHY HE WAS DOING THE OPERATION?
No, he didn't. I guess the main thing. He—I guess he was under pressure too. You see at first when Jimmie 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 Jimmie 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.