Interview with Adrienne Manns-Israel

OK, give me a sense of a lot of your fears at that time.


Well a lot of the students who were inside the administration building were talking about the fact that it was no problem, that we had nothing to worry about, that they wouldn't do anything to us, there was nothing to fear from the police, from the Army. And it, it frightened me. Because they seemed so naive, you know, and they didn't really understand how serious the authorities were. I, I had been in October '67 at the Pentagon for the big peace march. I had gone to that and I'd seen how they had beat those people at the Pentagon. You know, young, White people and I says, "If they'll do that to them, I'll know what they'll do to us."** And Orangeburg had taken place. But it seemed like our students thought, and they said they thought, "That we're Howard and we're different, that Howard is different and they won't treat us the way they treated other students" and it did. It scared me. OK.


That's just it. OK.