Interview with Jesse Jackson
QUESTION 11
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

What were your feelings when Resurrection City was, ah, closed down? REV.

JESSE JACKSON:

There was a sense of betrayal, a sense of abandonment, the dreamer had been killed in Memphis and there was an attempt now to, to kill the dream itself which was to feed the hungry, which was to bring the people together and rather than come forth with a plan to, to wipe out malnutrition, they were wiping out the malnourished. The first time I had ever really experienced tear gas was in Resurrection City. They drove us out with tear gas. They gassed us. They shot Dr. King now they were gassing us. And they didn't change the law and after that, a period, nobody else since that time has ever been able to set up in a kind of a tent, a protest arrangement there on those grounds. Ah, I was determined, ah, to, to keep the struggle moving, if you will, to keep hope alive. I left there with an awful sense of, of betrayal and abandonment.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

That's good.