Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT KIND OF A, A MAN WAS KING AT THAT TIME? YOU GAVE US AN INTERESTING DESCRIPTION OF HIM AS BEING SOMEONE WHO WAS CATAPAULTED FORWARD BY CIRCUMSTANCES. CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT FOR US?

Charles Diggs:

Yes, I I think that if things had er moved er along normal lines in Montgomery he probably would have also moved along normal lines and er uh been er a er, a very popular er, Baptist minister. I did not er I did not detect anything in his makeup that er suggested that uh unless they unless these er extraordinary circumstances er had arisen I did not detect anything that would have uh, projected him beyond uh being a uh a Baptist minister uh um in Montgomery and perhaps beyond that or he may have stayed there or he may have ultimately gone to back to you know to Atlanta and succeeded his father, but uh there was no history of uh any involvement of Dr. King before that time.