Interview with Ed Marciniak
QUESTION 17
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Why do you think they were choosing to march in the White neighborhoods?

ED MARCINIAK:

Because they got a negative reaction. And the television cameras were there to catch the hate and the objections of the people who stood along the streets as Martin Luther King and his people marched by. But this raised the other question that you and I have discussed which has to do with the other side of the fair housing policy. Ah. The city's, ah, policy was twofold. We, we needed a fair housing policy which would guarantee anybody's right to rent or buy, but on the other hand, we wanted to prevent the resegregation of neighborhoods. We wanted racial integration to work. We, we didn't want to move from all-White to all-Black neighborhoods. And what that, um, set of marches did was raise the specter of that policy failing because we had block to block change racially and that was the, one of the two objectives of the city policy, was to try to prevent that.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

OK, cut please.