Interview with Rev. Ralph Abernathy

Skipping over a lot, on the final march from Selma to Montgomery, when the approval was done, and you're marching now those fifty miles, what was it like on the road?

Rev. Ralph Abernathy:

Well, it was enjoyable and it was tension-filled all at the same time. We knew that victory was in sight. And we always experience a great deal of hostility because we had to march on one side of the road, and the, of the highway, and the cars had to move on the other side of the highway. And we had a great deal of fun, and a great deal of profanity—it was yelled—from the passing cars. And the old farmers came out, mostly white people, and they looked at us with utter disdain, and, but we knew that the victory was in sight.