Interview with Senator Roxanne Jones
QUESTION 14
PAUL STECKLER:

What about the folks who thought back then that it was a failure, who criticized it, what would you say to them.

ROXANNE JONES:

Well I'd like to know what they were looking for, you know, what did they expect to come. You know, I'd have to ask them, what were they looking for. I mean here are people coming from all over the city to address their government in a way they felt was best to do it. I would like to say to those people really, what was you looking for, what did you want to come out of, what did they want to come out of. And I think those people that criticized it just talking because they want to criticize because anybody with common sense ought to know that that Poor People's March was a good thing that happened. I'm not saying everything happened within the march and all the problems, but it, the concept was a good concept, and those people that did that I just think they're a bunch of phonies.

PAUL STECKLER:

Can you start with by saying, I would say that the critics of the Poor People's Campaign.

ROXANNE JONES:

Yeah, I would say to the critics of the Poor People's Campaign that they was full of BS because I don't know what they was looking for. They'd have to realize it was a positive thing. Not everything went right, but the concept was right.

PAUL STECKLER:

What about, um--