Interview with Charles Diggs
QUESTION 32
INTERVIEWER:

YOU IN UM, DURING CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION MET WITH REV. KING AND OTHER LEADERS OF THE MOVEMENT THERE IN SELMA. CAN YOU UH, TALK ABOUT THE MEETING IN TERMS OF WHO WAS THERE, AND UH, WHAT YOU DISCUSSED, THE TONES OF THE MEETINGS, JUST GIVE US A, A SENSE OF WHAT THAT WAS ABOUT.

Charles Diggs:

Well, I think it uh, the meeting served to um um indicate er that Dr. King was being taken seriously, and er it indicated uh that um uh the local people er better start listening er because er uh members of Congress er in that kind of er in that kind of a grouping um obviously added a lot of credibility to uh to Dr. King and the entire movement. And I think that that's what it served as much as anything. The discussions uh were er ah eh in involved er you know customary uh exchanges of er ideas about er segregation and and uh and uh discussions as to uh what action er they were they the, the Congressmen were going to take uh legislatively, um, and uh, and matters of that type.