Atlanta went through the '60s with a national reputation for dialogue between the races. When you became mayor, you sounded a theme of new partnerships for the city. What were you looking to change?
I wanted to move it from talk to action.
Ah, excuse me, could you begin that with, "I wanted to."
OK. When I became mayor, what I wanted to do was to, ah, move us from an era where we were doing more acting than just talking. You see, Atlanta is, in my opinion, um, truly ahead of every other major city in the country in race relations. But the problem with that is, um, what James Baldwin warned us about, you know, havens are high-priced, and the price that a haven-dweller has exacted of him is to delude himself into believing that he's found a haven. So, we were kind of believing all of our headlines and our