Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy

In the Montgomery story, there were a number of women who were very active, like Rosa Parks, and Jo Ann Robinson. And was there something about the system of segregation, do you think, that made it easier for a woman to be politically active than a man?

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

Well, there were not as many women active as there were men. But I would agree with you. I would agree that it was much more easier for women to be respected and to be involved in the movement than for Black males to be involved in the movement.