Interview with Adrienne Manns-Israel

I'm going to ask you to talk about--


--you had a sense that, at one point, that you thought, you didn't know how long it was going to take to really accomplish what you wanted. And, can you give me a sense that as a student, you said as a 21 year old student, "I didn't realized how much time it would take, to do that." And that was the sense that you left the A building with. I'm going to ask you, um, when you left the A building, what did you personally feel?


When we left the A building, I, I felt that we had not done things the way we should have done them, that at some point we should have cut off, left the building, and just said we'll not have classes for a while until we could get ourselves together. Ah, I also felt that Tony had been right when he told me, he said, "Revolution takes a long time, and we can't expect to accomplish everything with a sit-it, or with one demonstration." I think he was a, more of a student of revolution than I was, and I realize that he was right. At night I stayed up all night, and people were calling me, and I just didn't want to talk to anybody because he was right, and, um I felt that opportunism was about to take over, I could see people coming, making friends with this trustee, and that trustee. And that, I felt that, was, was not going to be what I had wanted it to be. I was tired from lack of sleep, and I just wanted to withdraw.