Interview with Ralph Abernathy

Would you go to a lot of towns per day? Do you remember that at all?


Yes, I remember it so very well. We went to a lot of towns, ah, in the course of the day. We would make at least, ah, 10 or 15 towns in one particular day. Ah, I remember so very well, and so vividly, ah, once we had to go Tuscaloosa, Alabama. And ah, we, ah, discovered that, ah, the lights were not on in this small, ah, town. And so consequently, ah, ah, we had to go on all the way to Birmingham rather than stop at Tuscaloosa because there were no lights. And, ah, we had no way of, ah, landing without lights.