Interview with Reverend Dana Greeley
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

IF YOU COULD JUST GIVE ME A REAL SHORT BLURB ABOUT UM I REMEMBER MARTIN LUTHER KING, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH AND YOU KNOW JUST AT THE BEGINNING THERE SO THAT I CAN HAVE THAT TO PICK UP WITH THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL AND THEN I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR YOU… OK? IF YOU COULD JUST, JUST BEGIN THIS…

Rev. Dana Greeley:

I don't actually remember uh, right now, uh whether I had actually met Martin Luther King once or twice before Selma. Uh, certainly uh, my acquaintance with him at Selma was the, the most, uh, uh, extensive that I had had up to at that time, Or, uh, our engagement with each other was the most extensive up to that time. I had met him before once or twice, I guess I uh, uh, might recall that he attended my church. Martin Luther King attended as a student when he was at the Boston University School of Theology. I was preaching there and he and uh, a roommate or a couple of friends came in quite a number of times, they told me later, but uh, of course if I had known who he was then, I would've put him in the pulpit and sat in the pew no question about that.