Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy
QUESTION 37
CALLIE CROSSELY:

Federal intervention. There was none in Albany, and it was late in Birmingham. How did you feel about that? In Birmingham when Martin Luther King—

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

Well, we felt very, very bad about it. Very, very bad about it, because we looked up on, up on the Federal Government as being our friend. And when they did not respond, we were terribly upset. Later, in later years, we attacked the Federal government and that was not until after the death and assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.