Why did you think the national Black agenda was important in terms of a common agenda for, for Black people nationally?
Well, um, we needed, ah, ah, to call this convention together to, to furnish national leadership and to form a structure for Black people nationally. But, ah, even more important than that, we needed a body or, or structure that would b- create a beginning for, a future for Black people, in the, you know, United States, nationally. And, ah, this is why it was important. Our, our future was at stake.
Do that one more time and just say, yes, just keep going. If you could start again and just end with "our future is at stake."
We needed, in going to the convention, we needed the convention to come together to, ah, not only to form a structure for Black people, but we also needed the leadership, we needed the future leadership for Black people. As a matter of fact, coming together, we saw this as being our future, the future of the Black people.
OK, we can cut.