Interview with Rev. Joseph Ellwanger


Rev. Joseph Ellwanger:

All right. We got news releases of things that were happening in Selma as uh, uh, people were being jailed because of the uh, demonstrations in front of the courthouse uh, and uh, women and children and men were being put in barracks with no heat. This was February, uh, and it's not cold, cold in Alabama at that time but it's cold, and uh, we just could sense the kind of treatment that they were getting and uh, that's, that's where we began to be concerned about uh, what was happening in Selma. Of course, we were concerned uh, about more than just the treatment of the prisoners, we're concerned about the issue, but that's what brought it to our attention.