Interview with Jesse Jackson
QUESTION 14
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

The Panthers used a great deal of profanity like "off the pig" and threats. How did you react to this? REV.

JESSE JACKSON:

Well, I learned early on to separate their language from their message. It was their way of, of expressing a sense of violation, a sense of not being stockholders, stakeholders, of being locked out. Though I had another language pattern, our message was the same. I just met with Fred for example and Bobby a few days before he was assassinated and had a sense of kinship with them. And of course when, when he was killed, his parents ask me, as well as the other Panthers to, to preach the funeral because I had a sense of him and his history and what he was about.