Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy
QUESTION 19
CALLIE CROSSELY:

OK, Dr. Abernathy, do you just want to finish your answer about Dr. Martin Luther King's leadership evolvement[sic] over that period?

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

He, Dr. King evolved during this period of the bus boycott that lasted for three hundred and eighty-one days from a local pastor into an international spokesman for freedom, justice, and equality for all mankind. He even organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and became a national leader, but he didn't stop there. He even moved in the field of international affairs, affairs of the state, and began to speak out against this godless and senseless war in Vietnam.