Interview with Tom Hayden
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

WAS THERE AT, THROUGH THAT EXAMPLE, SAY, THE STUDENTS IN THE SOUTH WAS THERE SOMETHING THAT, THAT KIND OF SAID TO STUDENTS IN THE NORTH YEAH THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS A PART OF ME TOO. THERE WAS, WAS THERE SOME SORT OF AFFINITY, SOMETHING THAT CONNECTED THERE?

Tom Hayden:

There was a closeness uh, between the students all over the country, uh, though obviously the leadership was being taken by black students in the South. I, I think it was not simply a race issue, it was a generational issue, that it was our time to do something that past solutions had failed, uh, that the old institutional remedies, like going to the courts, were exhausted and that it was time to go into the streets. And that no one would do it unless young people did it. And that had a very strong appeal across uh, racial lines to students all over the country I think.