Interview with Jesse Jackson

Dr. King said that he was more frightened in Chicago, Marquette Gage Park, than he's been anywhere else. You led a march there going into Gage Park. REV.


Whites had been so oriented about the inhumanity of Blacks, the crowd on both sides, the police were having to beat back Whites, screaming and hurling insults and eventually they broke through the police lines and they began to throw rocks. Indeed Dr. King was hit in the head with the rock. He had not seen that kind of violent and aggressive action towards him, booing and hissing and name calling and rock throwing. He had not witnessed that in Atlanta or Birmingham or Montgomery or Selma. He met it in Chicago.