Interview with Robert Lucas
QUESTION 8
JUDY RICHARDSON:

In terms of the riots, Daley said he thought the movement had caused the riots. You mention meeting at the Palmer House and what you felt was the cause. Could you talk about that meeting and what you said?

ROBERT LUCAS:

Ah, yes, let, let me deal with the riots in Chicago in, in 1966, ah, the, the, the riots were supposedly caused--

INTERVIEWER:

Cut.



JUDY RICHARDSON:

OK, Daley had said that the riots had been caused by the Civil Rights Movement and by the freedom movements, marching, and stuff. What was your sense of the cause of the riots and can you relate to the Palmer House meeting?

ROBERT LUCAS:

The riots in Chicago supposedly started some young Black kids on the West Side on a real hot day had turned on.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

OK, cut. We're going to have some talk about the actual--