Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy
QUESTION 44
CALLIE CROSSELY:

What was your feeling at the end of the march?

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

I think that it accomplished a great deal. I think that is, it had first established a visibility in this nation that the struggle was nearing a close, that people were coming together, and all the, the organization could stand and fight and struggle, and stand together. I think that the next thing it demonstrated that there was a unity in the black community for the cause of freedom and justice. I think that it made it that, that we do not have to use violence to achieve the goals which we were seeking. And it made way for the Selma movement. I think it told the nation you had better get your house in order.