Interview with Laurie Pritchett
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

LEMME JUST INTERRUPT YOU THOUGH YOU TALK, KINDA TALKED ABOUT HOW YOU FELT ABOUT DR. KING, DID THE EXPERIENCE WITH DR. KING CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDES ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE IN GENERAL OR ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT?

Chief Laurie Pritchett:

Well, you know, I, I never had any trouble with MY understanding of blacks. I was raised uh, used to have blacks that I played with. This is one thing that I think helped me in this uh, trouble in Albany. I had a mutual understanding. I, I knew what they'd gone through. I knew what they were attempting to do. Uh, but to directly answer your question -I think I was changed some with my knowledge of Dr. King, my association with Dr. King, and many discussions that I had with him… uh, I could see uh, what they were trying to do and I, frankly, I was hoping that they would accomplish what they were doing - but after they left Albany.