Interview with Joseph Azbell
QUESTION 21
INTERVIEWER:

YOU ATTENDED AT SOME OF THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE CITY'S REPRESENTATIVES AND THE BUS COMPANY AND THE MIA. COULD YOU GIVE US A FEEL FOR THE ATMOSPHERE OF THOSE MEETINGS? AND WHY THEY DIDN'T GO ANY FURTHER THAN THEY WENT?

Joseph Azbell:

Well the reason they didn't go any further these meetings of the bus company and the mayor and the committees and all that is because the boycott was a little match. It was a little tiny match. And it was becoming a flame! And they were talking to these preachers. And that's who they were talking to, preachers, and Nixon, and Rufus Lewis and some of the others. But they were talking to them.