Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 29
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU UH DESCRIBE THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT UH, THE CONFIDENCE THAT CAME OUT OF THE BOYCOTT NOT JUST IN MONTGOMERY BUT ALSO IN, IN TERMS OF THE NATIONAL BLACK COMMUNITY?

Charles Diggs:

Well, I I think it uh I think the er Montgomery boycott um raised the level of uh attention and concern of the of the Black uh community regarding uh racial matters all over the country, north and south, and I think that it demonstrated er that er solidarity on the part of Black people to to correct these er these inequities uh er can't could be effective. Er I think it was a um a a model that was er um the basis for er, uh other community actions around the country and so I think it was one of the real landmarks in the er um correction of injustice, and it was errrrr one of the landmarks in terms of stimulating uh Black reaction and and Black er corrective action er around the country.