25 april 1968 & the black questionnaire
#OTD-ish 25 April 1968 Pride Inc distributed "The Black Questionnaire" to Washingtonians. The 3-page questionnaire, developed after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and before the beginning of the Poor Peoples Campaign, asked a range of questions about racism, war, and political strategies and tactics. There's a total of 31 questions.
The questions include:
1. As far as you personally are concerned, what do you feel are the two biggest problems facing black people that you feel something should be done about?
13. If the United States got into a big world war today do you personally feel this country was worth fighting for?
17. In the next five years, do you think the attitude of white people toward rights will get better, worse, or stay about the same?
31. How effective do you think Dr. King's camping in Washington will be in advancing rights of blacks?
Please comment below. Did you, a family member or neighbor help to produce this quetionnaire? Do you remember completing this questionnaire? Did you work with Pride Inc as an adult and/or student? You may comment privately here.
Photo: Courtesy Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University. Pride Inc. Papers.