Interview with Roger Wilkins

Let me interrupt you. If that was what was happening, if it was hope, etc., how did you feel having seen this hope when the President was not going to act on it?


I was enraged! I was enraged when the President wouldn't act on it because I knew that although the government had been responsive--we did have a poverty program in place, great society legislation was going into place--but I knew it wasn't large enough. And I knew that the great bulk of the money that we had available to us was going into Vietnam. And it seemed to me that if you wanted to strengthen America and you wanted to make America better for the future, you invested in your people and you didn't invest in war.