Interview with Ed Marciniak
QUESTION 26
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

How do you respond to people that say it was a sell-out and we should have kept marching?

ED MARCINIAK:

Depends upon what your objective is. Your, if your objective is civil disorder, ah, I think that was a worthy objective. If your objective is to find solutions to tortuous human problems like racial discrimination and segregation, ah, I think that, that attitude is, ah, ah, hazardous, disastrous.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

I just need to ask you again to talk, to continue, marching? What would they have gotten by continuing marching?

ED MARCINIAK:

The, if the marchers had continued they would not have gotten the kind of summit conference which resulted in, in a victory for Martin Luther King and for the mayor. What they would ultimately have gotten was a major civil disorder in this city. Or if not, a major political disruption or, or who knows? We could have had riots.