Interview with Arlie Schardt
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

Did you ever confront Stokely about this?

ARLIE SCHARDT:

Oh, yea, both then and the following--

INTERVIEWER:

Start over again. Give me a statement.

ARLIE SCHARDT:

Stokely and I talked about this at great length not only, not so much during that, ah, couple of weeks on the march, because there was, there weren't that many times to, to have a really prolonged conversation. But immediately after it was over, the following week-end, or Monday, whatever it was, we, ah, spent, ah, a long night together over dinner in Atlanta.

INTERVIEWER:

Okay, we're going to stop down because the film just ran out.





ARLIE SCHARDT:

Well I think that the media coverage of, of this event was interesting also because, ah, there was a tendency, I thought, ah, to overplay it. I think the reason, I think there were a couple of reasons for that. One is that as I have mentioned before there were a lot of new reporters coming in and out.**.