The Reverend Cecil Williams interviews Angela Davis at the Santa Clara County Jail in Palo Alto, California, for his show “Vibrations for a New People.” The Black Scholar (1972)
Saving me the effort of scanning the full transcript a quick Google search turned up a video of the interview from it’s original airing on KPIX in 1972. Check it out here
“Some of us, white and black, know how great a price has already been paid to bring into existence a new consciousness, a new people, an unprecedented nation. If we know, and do nothing, we are worse than the murderers hired in our name.
If we know, then we must fight for your life as though it were our own—which it is—and render impassable with our bodies the corridor to the gas chamber. For, if they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.” —James Baldwin