Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy
QUESTION 24
CALLIE CROSSELY:

Was he a segregationist?

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

He was a segregationist. A sophisticated segregationist. He was, by no standard, was he an integrationist, but he believed in carrying out the orders of the community, and of the city government in Albany. But he was a human being, and at heart, he meant well, I think, even though he was not wanting you to be totally free.