Interview with Charles Sherrod
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

WE JUST RAN OUT.

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

[That was a roll-out on Camera Roll 186. We're going to 187.]

Charles Sherrod:

So the students went limp, and they were arrested, and taken out. But the key to this whole situation, as far as promoting the general campaign, was that they intended to stay in jail. Staying in jail is easy, it puts work on the people on the outside uh, who have to work. It gives us a reason to work harder, it gives us the emotionalism to work harder, it gives the people concern to come to meetings, so when there's an arrest, the first thing we do is to call a meeting, that same day that there's an arrest. And then we get a large group of people who come to hear about the arrest. Someone gets out of jail, if they don't get out of jail, we'll tell about the arrest. When the people come out of jail, they'll tell about the arrest. So everything is reinforced. And it goes wider and wider and wider. So that was the bus station incident.