Interview with Ed Marciniak
QUESTION 20
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Why did you think the neighborhood residents were afraid of the marches?

ED MARCINIAK:

What did the marches mean to neighborhood residents? They were worried that the marches were the first step towards turning neighborhoods from--their neighborhood--from all White to all Black. And that the marches were saying to them that what had been taking place for the last twenty years in the neighborhoods to the east of them, ah, one block at a time, the neighborhood went Black, that that was going to happen here. And that's what, that's what these marchers wanted. And it wasn't just a fair housing policy. It was to take over the neighborhood and to change it racially.