Interview with Rufus Lewis
QUESTION 37
INTERVIEWER:

FINALLY, I HAVE ONE LAST QUESTION. HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN THE BOYCOTT WAS OVER, AND YOU GOT BACK ONTO THE BUSES WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING AND ABERNATHY AND OTHERS?

Rufus Lewis:

You feel like you have accomplished something, you know. I remember you see, the bus go right down the street there. Going right to the college. And the – when the bus boycott was over, the people just, the blacks got on the bus to sit on the front seat just to, just to, just to show off. And they had a lot of fun, sitting on the front seat, riding, riding to the college, or riding away from the college. Nobody sat in the black then, cause ‘all of them sat on the front. It was a, it was a jubilation. It was a joy.**