Interview with Dr. William Anderson
QUESTION 16
JAMES A. DEVINNEY:

NOW WYATT WALKER SAYS THAT A LOT OF TIMES HE WAS NOT GIVEN ENOUGH CONTROL. AND IF PERHAPS DR. KING AND MR. WALKER, REV. WALKER, AS THE SCLC REPRESENTATIVE HAD HAD MORE CONTROL THAT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN MORE SUCCESSFUL.

Dr. William G. Anderson:

Well, I am one of those who is of the opinion that the most effective form of government is a benevolent dictatorship. I cannot dispute anyone who would say, if Dr. King and company had complete control of the Albany Movement things would not have been different and even better. I cannot dispute that. But recognizing that—that we had other organizations in there, other established organizations. By this time we had the NAACP, with its own ideas as to how things should be done, a highly respected, well-organized long established organization. We had CORE, we had SCLC and other smaller organizations. Even the Urban League had a hand in it. So I am saying that I think Dr. King was benevolent in that he did not take complete control of the Albany Movement, and maybe retrospectively now that that was one of the reasons why we did not get as much out of the Albany Movement as we all thought we should have gotten and possibly could have gotten.