Interview with Jesse Jackson
QUESTION 12
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

You recall--How did you first learn about the police raid on Fred Hampton's apartment? REV.

JESSE JACKSON:

Well the news blasted out. There was sense of, of intolerance toward the Panthers by the police because they had this sense of, of agitation to, to bring clarity to what they call exposing the contradiction and they would feed the children as a way of dramatizing the malnutrition. Ah, and they would challenge police brutality which had become in many ways a way of life and of course they irritated the police. Ah, and there was this organized raid to kill them and for some time there was an attempt to cover it up. The people like Dr. Charles Hearst, wouldn't let it go. I remember Bobby Rush who was Fred Hampton's closest friend, ah, they went to kill him too but he was not where they went to get him.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

We got to roll out.