Interview with Bobby Rush
QUESTION 28
TERRY ROCKEFELLER:

What were the forces coming together at Gary?

BOBBY RUSH:

We had a, a wide array of political thought, uh, Black political thought represented by you know, uh, Baraka to Bobby Seale to Richard Hatcher to religious leaders. I mean, you just had the whole array of people coming together. And I think that for the first time, there was an acknowledgement and a consent from a broad spectrum of the Black leadership that electoral politics represented an option that we should certainly actively seek and investigate. And I think that it was historical in that--


BOBBY RUSH:

--kind of broad, uh, uh, endorsement and consent.