Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy

Laurie Pritchett. Would you describe him for me, and what was he like?

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

Well, he was a very, very fine person in my estimation, and carried out his responsibilities as justly as he could. He was a tall, fat, jovial person that was as non-violent as possible, especially when the eyes of other people were looking at him. I understand that there was another side which I did not know about, but I understand that he could become brutal and mean to the poor black people on, under situations that nobody was looking at him, but he was a very, very fine person. I liked Mr. Pritchett very, very much.