Interview with Eleanor Josaitis
QUESTION 20
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

ELEANOR JOSAITIS:

There was not the fear that it was going to come into the all White community 20 miles away. That somehow we could stop that. Or that the people in the suburbs would stop it. The city was a Black city, if you will, and there were more Black people there so the rioting would take place in the city. In '68 it was more the feeling of retaliation. "We now need to go into the communities where the White people are and show our power, and Black power was the sign and the symbol, and carried the fear further." In '67 I don't think it was the fear that it's going to hit my neighborhood right now, because I'm twenty miles away, but surely in '68 that was the talk. That was the fear then, "Now we're going to go to all the White communities."

SHEILA C. BERNARD: