Interview with Karima Jordon
QUESTION 18
LOUIS MASSIAH:

OK, once we're inside the auditorium. Could you describe, this is the day after Martin Luther King has been assassinated. Could you tell us what happened?

KARIMA JORDON:

Oh, there was a lot of screams about Black Power and, ah.

LOUIS MASSIAH:

And if you could rephrase the question, I'm sorry.

KARIMA JORDON:

What happened inside the assembly was, ah, was electricity, there was a lot screams of "Black Power" and "Kill Whitey", just a lot of, just a lot of hurt and, being expressed, ah, ah, Les Campbell gave a long speech. I can't remember everything that was said in the speech. I remember Roy Innes was there. He said a few words. And I think Rhody McCoy was there. A lot of, ah, Sonny Carson[SIC] was there, ah, just a lot of people were there and one of the things I do remember from that assembly is that "If you're going to riot, don't steal toothpaste because it doesn't stop bullets." And, ah, I think that's afterwards we dispersed. I don't remember going into the community and breaking windows or anything. But, ah, I'm sure we just went home from there. I'm not, can't remember any other activity.