Interview with Rufus Lewis
QUESTION 21
INTERVIEWER:

THERE'S 200 FEET OF FILM LEFT. TELL US ABOUT KING'S SPEAKING ABILITY, AND IF YOU CAN DESCRIBE WHAT THAT WAS LIKE.

Rufus Lewis:

It's, it's very hard for an ordinary person to describe Reverend King's speaking ability, because he was such an outstanding man. He could, he could, he could make you feel what he was saying. He was sincere, and dedicated. And he could lift you out of the seat. You couldn't, you couldn't, you couldn't just be quiet, look like, it was such a stirring thing, that it would affect you. It would just go right through you. So I can't, I can't say much more than that, because it's such a stimulating thing. And he was carried away, look like, with his own speech.** He, he couldn't be quiet. He had to speak. It was something in him, that had to come out and had to be known by the people, and he would tell them in such an effective way. To, to, to describe Reverend King's speaking ability, you'd have to be Reverend King. I can't do that.