Interview with Rufus Lewis
QUESTION 20
INTERVIEWER:

HOW WAS IT THAT KING WAS ABLE TO REACH ALL THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE, BLACK PEOPLE, BLACK PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY, EVEN THE EDUCATED PEOPLE, AND THE UNEDUCATED PEOPLE? WAS THERE SOME SPECIAL TALENT HE HAD?

Rufus Lewis:

Yes, I think it was a special talent he had. He could talk to people. People believed him. He was honest. He was sincere. He could talk their language. But he could talk the language of any other group. And he was convincing in his conversation. It wasn't a make-believe. He was sincere, and you could feel it. And you could, you could go with King, any—wherever he went.