Interview with Jesse Jackson
QUESTION 3
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Given that you stayed with the people in Miami, were you buoyed by their sense of hope? REV.

JESSE JACKSON:

I was but also I wanted to share, ah, with them my sense of presence and concern. I also knew that because I had been there many times before that my presence there would attract the media in some measure. The media became, their form of protection. Because the elements that would, ah, gun them down in a violent way, ah, had to deal with them differently with, with the lights on. Ah, and that we also, we also met with the, the editorial boards trying to interpret the crises. Because sometimes in the excitement, the media can incite more of a crises in a given community and what these people basically wanted was their civil rights, the right to an education, the right to a job, the right to a decent house, the ability to walk their streets in safety and security.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

All right let's stop down now.