“Get your hand off my shoulder.”

Dick Burr tells the story of a heated confrontation that ensued between him and a middle-class community member during a gathering of organizers strategizing how to empower the poorest in the community. His reflections on this confrontational style of organizing that was sometimes evident in the Coalition’s work captures well the values, assumptions, and anger of the 1970s generation.


Full footage of Dick Burr’s interview from March 25th, 2021.