Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy

The last time you were arrested in Albany, it was in July. Can you tell me what—did you come out so soon that time?

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

Well, I had no alternative but to come out the last time I was arrested in Albany, because some person unknown to me paid the fee, the fine, and that messed up my plans and the plans of Dr. King. We were always jailed together and so, consequently, when Mr. Pritchett came down and unlocked the door, and he said, you may go now, and Dr. King asked why, and he said, somebody has paid your fine, and we do not know until this day who paid the fine. I do not know.