Interview with Dr. William Anderson
QUESTION 1
JAMES A. DEVINNEY:

OK, JUST TO KIND OF GET THINGS STARTED HERE, WE'D LIKE TO ASK YOU WHEN YOU MIGHT HAVE FELT THAT YOU WERE PART OF SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT LARGER. A—A BROADER MOVEMENT, RATHER THAN JUST BEING AN INDIVIDUAL DEALING WITH—

Dr. William G. Anderson:

Well, I guess I first got the impression that we were caught up in what was happening nationwide when the SNCC representatives came into Albany. And they sort of infiltrated the community, and all of the organizations in the community, social, civic, religious organizations, and sort of became a part of us. And recognizing that these were all outsiders, and in a small rural town like Albany, Georgia, we just weren't accustomed to outsiders coming in. So that you began to get the impression that you were a part of something bigger with all of these outsiders infiltrating our small town community.