Interview with Andrew Young
QUESTION 45
PAUL STECKLER:

Why in particular Chicago?

ANDREW YOUNG:

We chose Chicago because we knew the forces in Chicago, we knew the people in Chicago, but most of all Chicago had an organized campaign to invite SCLC to come, and we received requests from just about every Black leader. Martin had a number of good friends that were pastors of the bigger churches, and, and we had staff already in place in Chicago in James Bevel, Bernard Lafayette, Jesse Jackson.