Interview with Ed Marciniak

Did you feel singled out in any way with Chicago worse than any other northern city, did it seem fair that they chose Chicago?


I think the mayor felt, ah, ah, put out about the choice of Chicago compared to other cities. Ah, and I re- I re- I recall that in the first meetings between Martin Luther King and the mayor, a one-on-one meeting. And, and there were two of us sitting in the back. I, one of Martin Luther King's aids and I was sitting in the back in the first meeting in which the mayor and Martin Luther King had their first opportunity to ch- chat. And they talked about the fan- their families. Ah, they talked about, ah, what, ah, what, what, ah, they'd also talked about the question that we just discussed which was, ah, ah, Mar- why was Martin Luther picking Chicago? Ah, why, why, there were other cities in the South which were much worse. Why did he have to come North? I don't think the mayor said anything invidious about other northern cities. But I think he was willing to say there are many cities down there where situations are far worse than they are in Chicago.


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