Interview with Ralph Abernathy
QUESTION 17
INTERVIEWER:

That's fine. You were saying that after he died, I asked you what it was like. What was it like?

RALPH ABERNATHY:

Well um. I felt that I had lost a, a part of me. I, I felt ah, that I had to walk this lonesome valley now by myself. I knew all of the people of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the staff, I knew, I knew them well. And I had worked with them. I had hired most of them. And I knew their weaknesses and I knew their strong points. But I felt that I would have to walk the valley of life the rest of my days by myself without Martin Luther King.

INTERVIEWER:

Why don't we stop it there for a second.