Interview with James Forman
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

OK, WHY DONT YOU TELL ME A MIN—THAT IS INTERESTING TO ME THAT UM THE LEADERSHIP FELT THAT SNCC'S INVOLVEMENT WOULD PRELIM ROY WILKINS, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT?

James Forman:

Well, yes when the uh, Bay Rustin first conceived a march on Washington he asked John Lewis and myself to a meeting and we met with him and A. Philip Randolph and he wanted to wake sure that we were in agreement with the proposed march on Washington and we certainly, we certainly were and based upon that meeting a, we then went and talked to Roy Wilkins along with some other people to make sure that he would also agree and he did agree uh, and then was taken to the civil rights leadership conference and they agreed on the uh concept of the march on Washington and then it began to involve other people including some of the religious leaders.