Interview with Frank Smith (Big Black)

I want you to describe again the day of the takeover and how you felt, everything happening around you.


The day the 9th the day of the retaking of the yard my feelings were, Well here goes, you know, butt-whipping and ass-whipping, you know, they're going to come here and they're going to beat us up. And I seen the helicopters circling the yard, you know, put your hands on your head and, and then lay down and then you won't be hurt and then the next thing I knew gas is in the yard and the next thing I know shooting is in the yard and peoples just getting shot. And the next thing I know the polices is coming over the wall, down in the yard.