Interview with Clory Bryan

Why was the character then so different from Dr. King's marches?


Well it was not a King march. Ah you know we just went out there on faith. And ah we didn't have the bigwigs flanking us on the side. We just went, little people. And ah you know Dr. King's marches was like kind of staged where you knew who was going to be involved. Everybody who was going to be involved, organizations, the ministers and the other people, but you know, were there to--to support him. We didn't have that kind of support. The only support we had was those community people who just heard about it and saw it on TV and on the radio and just got in their cars and came. And that was the difference. It was a ground swell of grass root people.