Interview with Robert Lucas
QUESTION 26
JUDY RICHARDSON:

Can you talk about the role that the Nation of Islam played in terms of the Black community.

ROBERT LUCAS:

Well, really, I didn't really notice any role at the Nation of Islam played in Chicago other than the role that they, they always played. I remember going with Floyd McKissick one time over to Elijah Muhammad's house and where Floyd really made a strong pitch to Elijah Muhammad to join the Civil Rights Movement but he, he wished Floyd well but he never did, so. As far as I could see in Chicago, they never really played any kind of, ah, of role, ah. ah, in the city. But, however the, the paper at one point was used, the newspaper at one point was used, under one of the editors to do a lot of civil rights coverage.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

OK, cut. I'm going to ask you two more questions--