Interview with Robin Gregory
QUESTION 17
INTERVIEWER:

Start with what you were bringing other people, the kind of self-acceptance that you were bringing other people.

ROBIN GREGORY:

I felt it was real important at that time, you know, because the Black Power movement was new, that, that we as a people begin to accept ourselves. You know, just as who, who we were. Because the, over the years, I mean, there was a tremendous amount of shame, you know. We were, we were made to feel ugly, essentially, by media images, and things that people told us. And we did everything that we could so that we wouldn't look like who we are, which was, you know, descendants of African people**. Um, so that, that moment I think was real important for a lot of people.