WHAT WAS THE IMPACT OF HIS DEATH WHEN HE FINALLY DID DIE? [unintelligible background conversation]. DID IT GALVANIZE THE COMMUNITY? DID IT MAKE PEOPLE ANGRY, THAT THEY—OR DID IT HAVE—YOU CAN'T RECALL?
The death of Jimmy Lee Jackson is almost like every other death in the movement. It was something we became sort of anesthetized against. I mean you expected death, you knew it was going to come, but you couldn't let it slow you down, you couldn't… you couldn't get enthusiastic or pepped up about it. It required a kind of a steeling of one's will to go on, ah, but you didn't let yourself feel about it. I, uh, and that was true of all of the deaths, I think right on through to Martin's death, and the deaths in the movement is one of the hardest things for me to deal with yet.