Interview with Albert Raby
QUESTION 13
INTERVIEWER:

When SCLC came into this city, they saw Mayor Daley as an ally, did you think that was--

ALBERT RABY:

I don't think that, uh--

INTERVIEWER:

ALBERT RABY:

I don't think that they saw Daley as an ally. One interpretation of what they saw is that he was an enormously powerful political leader, and that if they were in fact able to persuade him or, by force of power, force him to take a position, he had the power to keep his word. Ah, and that, so that I think that was the perspective. Not as an ally, but as a person who had a sufficient amount of power and that if he sat down, made a decision, he'd be able to implement that decision politically.