Interview with Tony Gittens
QUESTION 20
JUDY RICHARDSON:

Talk abou--just briefly talk about what the organization behaviorally showed the university in terms of your being adults.

TONY GITTENS:

Well I think that the demonstration showed the university, the administration there, that they were not dealing with helpless children. That they were dealing with people who were quite capable of taking care of themselves in a very serious organized fashion. Ah it also showed them that, ah, ah, there were not just these few militant minority students who had these, these grievances with them. That in fact there were thousands of students who were disgruntled and were willing take a stand to put their education on the line. To let them know that, that, ah, they were just offbase with ah understanding who it is they were and what they wanted out of their education, out of Howard University.