Interview with James E. Smith
QUESTION 2
PAUL STECKLER:

Were you angry?

JAMES E. SMITH:

I was angry. I was shocked. Ah, it was an unbelievable moment. I couldn't believe that Memphis' Finest would shoot teargas into a church where people were assembled in a very peaceful way. Oh, I was angry. I was upset. I was more than angry. I was real mad as we say down here. I was very, very angry and mad. Ah, but from that point on I was more determined. I said that I'm more determined now than ever because of what they had done to us that day.