Interview with Ralph Abernathy

During the travels to organize the campaign, do you remember what happened in Marks?


Yes, in Marks, Mississippi, yes, I well remember, um. We visited, ah, a daycare center. And Dr. King was moved to tears there. There was one apple, and ah, they took this, this apple and cut it into four pieces for four hungry waiting students. And when Dr. King saw that, and that is all that they had for lunch, he was, actually ended up crying. The tears came streaming down his cheek. And he had to leave the room.