Interview with Bayard Rustin
QUESTION 27
INTERVIEWER:

DID YOU EVER REGRET HAVING RECOMMENDED A COMPROMISE AT ATIANTIC CITY?

Bayard Rustin:

No, because I think I was right and I think they were wrong. But I understood them. Here were young people who had had eight, nine years of protest and finally the Democratic Party says, "OK, you can come in." Really says, "you can't bring all of your delegates, but you can bring two." Now who was to choose the two? No, they have always acted together in unity as brothers. And they said, "No, if we cannot all come in, none of us can come in."

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

End tape 24. Tone.

Bayard Rustin:

I feel that Jesse [Jackson] really doesn't have any program, doesn't have any organization and is constantly flitting from one thing to another, and is more interested in headlines than anything else. And I don't think he's a very substantial person at all. Much talent--