Interview with Frank Smith (Big Black)
QUESTION 15
SAM POLLARD:

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

FRANK "BIG BLACK" SMITH:

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.