Interview with Lawrence Guyot
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

OK, CAN, CAN YOU TELL ME HOW, HOW UM… HOW EXACTLY DID YOU ORGANIZE?

Lawrence Guyot:

Oh, uh, to me this is the most important part of this interview because I am a, I was invited here today not because I'm a man of power, not because I have a lot of money, but because I am identified with certain events and certain people who have changed the South and that's why I'm here. I understand that. And what I, what I want to talk about and the reason I want to preface that question with this because to me this is the most important thing… I knew Malcolm X personally. I knew Fan—James Farmer personally. I knew Martin Luther King personally. I knew Bob Moses personally. And what I want to stress is the commonality of those people, they were simply people. They identified a problem. They wanted to become expert in—experts in mobilizing and organizing. There's no one who's listening to this who can't do the same thing. So we organized people at their frame of reference, what they were interested in, and we asked them to work in their, work with us in their self interest. You can do that today, just like Malcolm did.