Interview with Casey Hayden
QUESTION 43
INTERVIEWER:

HOW DO YOU THINK, SPEAKING MORE BROADLY, HOW DO YOU, WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT WHOLE GROWING DEVELOPMENT OF BLACK POWER AND SORT OF THE SEPARATIST PART OF THINGS LEFT THE WHITES WHO HAD TAKEN PART THE SUMMER BEFORE AND, YOU KNOW, FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS PEOPLE LIKE BOB ZELLNER AND…

Casey Hayden:

Well, it was real hard for southern whites to quite know what to do next. Um, I think most of us took a stab at white organizing of some kind. Uh, but for a while there we were all a part of a, a visionary community which really transcended race and really was integrated, which this country probably won't ever see again the way we experienced it. And it was uh, it was loss, you know, to have that community dissipate was a great loss uh, from which many of us are just now recovering in my view. Um, on the other hand that direction put people in touch with themselves. And the idea of organizing for themselves so it spun off toward anti-war organizing and women's movement organizing and so on.