Interview with Emory Douglas
QUESTION 8
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Could say my parents, my neighbors would say, so we know what you're referring to?

EMORY DOUGLAS:

OK. My parents, or my neighbors were, were kind of reluctant, ah, ah, or kind of, ah, standoffish in their attitudes towards the Black Panther Party because here you had a new dynamic kind of, ah, organization coming out and doing things that never had been done in the history of this country before--carrying guns, standing up to the police, standing up to the power structure**, demanding, demanding, ah, the rights that were, ah, that we were supposed to have when we came to this country.