Interview with Rufus Lewis
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

WORKING WITH VOTER REGISTRATION MUST HAVE GIVEN YOU A REALLY CLEAR SENSE OF THE KIND OF BLACK COMMUNITY MONTGOMERY WAS AND THE DIFFERENCES IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A MOMENT?

Rufus Lewis:

yes, I think I can. It was not only getting people registered here in Montgomery County. I went to the thirteen counties in the Second Congressional District to get people registered. And that, that took quite a, quite a job. But it was a joy to me, because I could do it and sometime I wouldn't. But I had the means by which to go these various counties, and we set up meetings in the churches, or wherever we could set up meetings, and the people would be there when I got there. I would come, with a stack of registration forms, pass them out, go over the questions with them, and see to it that they answered all the questions correctly. Then we would make some plans to go to the courthouse to get registered. And in, in instances I would take some of them to the courthouse. That was the procedure that was used throughout the Second Congressional District. Now, I guess that accounts for my being known throughout the area and throughout the District.