Interview with Rev. Joseph Ellwanger
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

TELL ME HOW YOU FELT AFTER HAVING ACCOMPLISHED THAT AND HOW IF YOU CAN REFLECT WHAT SOME OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GROUP FELT, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO AT FIRST MIGHT NOT HAVE WANTED TO PARTICIPATE.

Rev. Joseph Ellwanger:

I think that there was a sense on the part of everybody that uh, we are glad that we did what we did. We had no uh, understanding at that point of what publicity we might get because we were really concerned that this message get across the country and reach the, even the white house, uh, as the voting rights act was being considered. Uh, so we had no idea how significant it would be but as far as having taken our stand, our personal stand, and identified with the Blacks of Selma who were trying to, simply register to vote, we felt very, very good about having done what we did and uh, almost to the last person, there was a sense of tremendous accomplishment, uh even though we didn't know what the, the long range ultimate uh, results would be.