Interview with Paul N. Ylvisaker

And who's on the other side of the line? You're on one side, or you're in the middle? Where are you?


You don't know who's on the other side. It can be a bunch of kids deciding this is the time to get a television set. It can, however, be, and the people we, we dealt with, were the people willing and, and competent in negotiation. We struck a bargain in the middle of that warfare, in the first 24 hours, in which we were going to remove the proximate cause of Black discontent, which was the mayor's attempt to displace thousands of people out of the concentrated Black ward by building a medical school. And the governor said, "Paul, I want you now to announce that we are going to negotiate with a Black negotiating team on the conditions of which that medical school goes in." And he took over from the Italian mayor, by the way, who later went to jail.