Interview with Stokley Carmichael
QUESTION 15
JUDY RICHARDSON:

What was it like the first time going in, just thinking one person going in, what was it like?

STOKELY CARMICHAEL:

Well, ah, it was different in the first place because, ah, before.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

Sorry, just say, first going in.

STOKELY CARMICHAEL:

It was different than in other SNCC projects where you just went in quietly. Simply because our decision to go into Selma, Alabama was approved I think by, ah, late October, November of, ah, 1964. So we would be in Alabama in 1965. So we decided we would make Alabama early 1965. The Alabama staff under the direction of Silas Norman at that time through our work with Doug and Tina Harris, as we said, had already began contact with, ah, Malcolm X. So Malcolm X was invited.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

OK.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

That's a