Interview with C. Herbert Oliver
QUESTION 23
SAM POLLARD:

And then the march across the Brooklyn Bridge, how did that happen?

C. HERBERT OLIVER:

At one time, ah, I was given the cue to say that we had to march across the bridge. And there had been no preparation for that. And so I gave the cue that we were to march across the bridge. At that time about a dozen policemen moved across the bridge to block the marchers. But several people, being led by Reverend William Jones, of Bethany Baptist Church, and Reverend Wyatt Walker of Canaan Baptist Church, simply walked on through the police line and the police stepped aside and the march was on.

SAM POLLARD:

Okay.

C. HERBERT OLIVER:

Marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to the--