Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy
QUESTION 15
CALLIE CROSSELY:

Let me ask you, what did Martin Luther King look like?

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

Martin Luther King was a small man. He was short like me, about the same height, and he weighed something about a hundred and sixty-five or seventy pounds. He was not quite as stout as I am at this particular time, but he was as, we were about the same size during those days. In the movement, we were known as the civil rights twins, and we were buddies, the closest of associates, and he was just a lovely and wonderful person. He was short in physical stature but tall in terms of eloquence and spirituality and life in general.