Interview with Willie Felder
QUESTION 08
SAM POLLARD:

And why?

WILLIE FELDER:

And, and, and, and, and why they felt, eh, that they were, that they had been excluded and why they felt that they had a right to make some inclusions into the agenda. And they had been rebuffed, they had been denied very vehemently by, ah, some of the facilitators, particularly in the attitude of, ah, Imamu Baraka, who was very, very succinct in his attitude of not wanting to include any Michigan representation into framing that agenda beyond Congressman Charlie Diggs. And I think Charlie Diggs was a little embarrassed by that because, ah, he was considered the godfather of our successes, ah, in the Black family, and Congress, and our relationships with Africa and connections with, ah, African sisters and brothers.