Interview with Coretta Scott King
QUESTION 47
INTERVIEWER:

ANY OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT YOU THINK WE SHOULD KNOW. ANYTHING ELSE. THE DIGNITY IS VERY IMPORTANT. DO YOU THINK—AND THE BREAKING OF THE BARRIERS—STOP FOR A MOMENT. THIS WAS A PERIOD WHERE, WHERE PEOPLE WERE REALLY RAISING THEIR ASPIRATIONS AND THEN THEY COULD MOVE FORWARD, I THINK THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE.

Coretta Scott King:

This was a period where the aspirations of those who had been disadvantaged, black and poor people, had been raised. There was a lot of hope, and there was a great feeling now, that we have been able to make progress and change, within a relatively short period of time. So much progress, that we can with hard work and determination continue to move forward, and particularly if we remain nonviolent. I think that was what Martin kept saying, use of the nonviolent strategy was a formula that would, would help us move, I think, on toward the realization of, of equality and equity.