Interview with Reverend Dana Greeley
QUESTION 30
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS OF STANDING AT THE CAPITOL STEPS UH, IN MONTGOMERY AFTER THE FINAL MARCH AFTER ALL OF THIS IS OVER, TO SOME EXTENT, UH, AND THERE'S UH, MARTIN LUTHER KING GIVING THIS SPEECH ABOUT UH, NOT LONG WE MUST HANG ON, STILL IN THE SEASON OF SUFFERING. AND I WONDER WHAT THAT WAS LIKE TO STAND THERE, UH.

Rev. Dana Greeley:

I think we had both a great sense of victory and a great sense of frustration. Uh, you couldn't help uh, feeling so much had been accomplished. That successful march and uh, so many people gathered again uh, tremendous uh, crowds. The sense of frustration and uh, near hopelessness was uh, as a result of seeing the Confederate flag flying still uh, on the uh Capitol building and not being able to get uh the Governor for whom you had a certain sense of disdain at that point, how could you help it, to negotiate or, or be visible even. But uh, that combination of a great sense of achievement and of victory uh, plus frustration was a, an almost uh, epic making experience. It was a crucial time of course, very crucial time.