Interview with Marian Wright Edelman
QUESTION 20
HENRY HAMPTON:

I need you to go back one more time to the time when you communicated the idea because I need a couple of sentences to be able to hook up with something. He's there, you've given him the idea, I'm going to ask you, did he respond? I'd like you to start, he responded and.

HENRY HAMPTON:

Did he respond?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

When I told him that Robert Kennedy, when I told Dr. King--

HENRY HAMPTON:

Start again.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

Sorry about that. When I walked into his office and we were talking about what in the world we were going to do next and I told him that Bobby Kennedy said that he should bring the poor people to Washington and have a poor peoples' campaign, he responded instinctively and immediately, ah, that that felt right and that he would do it. And, ah, you know, while the logistics still remained, ah, to be worked out I certainly left there and went back to Mississippi with the sense that it was done, that it would be done even though we had not figured out all the, the hows.

HENRY HAMPTON:

That's fine.