Interview with Rufus Lewis
QUESTION 31
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU THINK THAT THE CITY OFFICIALS WERE SURPRISED BY THE KIND OF SUPPORT THAT HE HAD FROM THE BLACK COMMUNITY?

Rufus Lewis:

I'm sure they were. I'm sure they were. Because they couldn't see how the whole Negro group, so to speak, would rally around a man as young as Reverend King. But Reverend King was a different man. He had what was necessary grab people, and he had the spirit to do it, and the knowledge and the intelligence to do it.