Interview with James Forman
QUESTION 50
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME PUT IT DIFFERENTLY, WAS IT INEVITABLE THAT THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A MOVEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY?

James Forman:

Well, I don't know if, I mean if it was inevitable that they were going to build a movement. A lot of people were very concerned about this question of segregation and, and… in the United States of America you know and that people were and I was one of those individuals, you know, extremely concerned about it and I was attempting to try to study the patterns of movements especially the African movements, and I did that at Boston University, you know, to see if there were any things that could be applied to our situation. So the, but I think that it was of course it was inevitable I mean that there would be a government because segregation was wrong, people had to have the right to vote, a lot of people were working on it, and I'm sure in one way or the other that this was going to take place as it did. But I'm not, but don't misunderstand me, I do not feel and don't believe in the laws of spontaneity, I mean I think that consciously people were going to work on these things.