Interview with Bernard Lafayette
QUESTION 15
JUDY RICHARDSON:

BERNARD LAFAYETTE:

The thing that really impressed me was the fact that for this one moment these gang members were actually doing some things that were, you know, showed the best, it brought the best out of them. And I think that's what the movement did in general. And these gang members felt a sense of responsibility, a sense of pride, a sense of giving back to the community, a sense of protecting the community, and doing something to change these conditions that also created the problems that they had. And I really felt that, ah, this showed the potential of what could happen if people were given some direction and support and the opportunity to do something creative and positive in their communities.

JUDY RICHARDSON: