Interview with Andrew Young

Let me ask you one more question. Where was the movement after Resurrection City ended? Where was the movement now without Martin there?


After Resurrection City the movement was in a state of chaos. And everybody began to try and find to the way, but between Martin's death and Resurrection City, we were looking for the way together. I think after Resurrection City, it was, we were pulling in differing directions. I was already pulling toward politics, though, and was very interested in the '68 elections. And so we were looking to bring a delegation from the Poor People's Campaign to Democratic Convention, but we were bringing a non-violent demonstration. We didn't anticipate the hostility and violence of the White kids who were coming, or the police in Chicago who were in some ways, on that occasion, as bad as police had been anywhere in the country.