Robert F. Williams: Self-Defense, Self-Respect, & Self-Determination as Told by
Mabel Williams. San Francisco, CA: The Freedom Archives, 2005.
This "audio documentary" CD covers the life and struggles of Robert F. Williams. It
includes a section entitled "The Vietnam War & Black Liberation." One
particularly interesting passage provides some insight into the 1968 Vietnamese Tet Offensive:
"We were guests of Ho Chi Minh... and when we left, started to leave from China, Peking,
the Vietnamese Embassy, they invited us to dinner. So when we got ready to go, they gave us
some presents and they stood up, and the man said, 'We want to thank you and we want to
congratulate you.' And I asked him, 'Why do you want to thank me?' He said, 'Because we
read your publication, he said, and we were fighting the battle limited to the countryside,
and we read your publication on urban guerrilla warfare and we realized we had to go into
the city. And that's where the idea came from, and when we looked at your people in the
city of Detroit and what they had done to it, we decided to have the Tet Offensive.' So
don't ever think that what you're doing is not being seen."