Interview with Minnie Dunlap
QUESTION 26
SAM POLLARD:

Mrs. Dunlap, how did you feel when, ah, you heard that Dr. King was going to be involved in organizing, ah, a movement, becoming a part of the movement in Chicago?

MINNIE DUNLAP:

I felt very good about that and my first reaction was--

SAM POLLARD:

--when I heard that Dr. King was coming to Chicago.

MINNIE DUNLAP:

OK. When I heard that Dr. King was coming to Chicago--

SAM POLLARD:

I was just talking on top of you, go ahead.

MINNIE DUNLAP:

OK. When I heard that Dr. King was coming to Chicago I felt very good about that 'cause my first reaction was, "Gee, thank you Jesus, you've sent someone to save us from the depression and the oppression that we have been getting." So he was like a Christ to me that come in to lead us out of like the wilderness or the depression that we were in, and lead us to something that was going to be different. And I, I really felt like we were being led to the promised land, in a sense, and that was promised land was out of the oppression of the way we were being treated, especially as tenants.

SAM POLLARD:

OK.