Interview with Stokley Carmichael
QUESTION 40
JUDY RICHARDSON:

Got? OK? What was your personal relationship with Dr. King?

STOKELY CARMICHAEL:

Well, anyone who doesn't know Dr. Martin Luther King, knows that he loves humanity. So, ah, having the opportunity and the honor of knowing Dr. King could only fire more my enthusiasm for him for the love of the people he had because unlike others who don't him, that know he loves the people, I had a chance to work with him and actually see this love manifest itself. So, ah, I've always had the greatest, ah, love and respect for King, if for no other reason, because he loved our people. And because he loved our people he would not compromise or he would never way become corrupted. This I knew. And, ah, for this reason I appreciate him more than, I always appreciate people simply because they are honest in relationship to our, our people's policy.