Interview with Rufus Lewis
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE, AND HOW THAT WORKED?

Rufus Lewis:

Well, I can probably tell you more about the transportation committee and working of it, because I was the chairman because I had access to cars at the funeral home, when, when we needed cars, I could get a car right then, and go and do what was necessary. But to organize the transportation was a much bigger job, because we had to get cars for the entire community some time, and cars that would be sent to certain areas for the entire community. Therefore, we asked for persons who had cars, and would voluntarily put them in the transportation pool, to let us know, and what time they could be used. And in that way, we could know when we will have cars, and where they had to go to pick up people. So the, the people who had work—who worked in the various outlying areas of the city, would register their place of regis—-of working, and the time they'll get off, and where they would be, for cars to pick them up. And this is the type of arrangement we had the committee working on, to be able to pick up the people, when they get off of work. Now, we had several people in one area to be picked up, a couple of cars would do that. Several people in another area, couple of cars would do that, and at certain times. This is general idea, and the way the transportation committee was set up. And those folks who had cars would register the time that they would be usable, and from that, we could serve the people.**