Interview with Herbert Brownell, Jr.
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

IT DIDN'T SEEM TO YOU THAT THE BOYCOTT IN ANY WAY WAS SIGNALLING A CHANGE IN BLACK ACTIVISM OR ANY CHANGE IT JUST SEEMED LOCAL TO YOU?

Herbert Brownell, Jr.:

At the time I think that's correct. In perspective I think it was very significant a development in that it showed that people wanted help and that there was this major uh, problem that was not confined to Montgomery or any other one city. It became a burgeoning, uh, movement that uh, finally caught the attention of congress.