Interview with Marian Wright Edelman
QUESTION 22
HENRY HAMPTON:

Were there specific plans beforehand?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

There were not specific plans. There were general plans. They were coming to Washington. I didn't do it again, did I?

HENRY HAMPTON:

No, no. You were fine. Were there specific plans?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

I think that the Poor People's Campaign.

HENRY HAMPTON:

One second. Were there specific plans?

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN:

I don't recall specific plans for the Poor People's Campaign. They were coming to Washington out of a general and urgent need, ah, they were hungry, ah, there was growing poverty but they had lost their leader. We were a bit bedraggled as the campaign and when I began to meet with them when they came here, it was very clear that the specific position papers and what they would ask each agency to do or what they would ask the President to do needed to be fleshed out. So I got myself an instant job, ah, of developing those position papers.