Interview with Adrienne Manns-Israel
QUESTION 6
JUDY RICHARDSON:

Did that change you in any way?

ADRIENNE MANNS-ISRAEL:

Yes, because I got zeal.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

I'm sorry, if you could say the speech.

ADRIENNE MANNS-ISRAEL:

The speech changed me because when I, when I realized that what I had been feeling and thinking was not just personal, it wasn't just me, somebody else, in fact someone of, of prominence and stature felt the same way and could articulate it. I really felt encouraged. So I went back to Howard and I had a column that I started in the newspaper 'cause I stayed on the newspaper staff. At this point coming back, I was able to do a column, and I used my experience at Harvard and the ideas that Stokely had articulated in this column which I started called "The Coon's Corner". You know it was supposed, it was satire. And I started comparing how we were treated at Howard with the way students were treated at Harvard. That's how I started it off. And I think that I got some focus from then on.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

When, when they--