Interview with Rufus Lewis
QUESTION 38
INTERVIEWER:

IF YOU COULD JUST TELL US, WHAT WERE BLACK PEOPLE LIKE IN MONTGOMERY?

Rufus Lewis:

How can black people be any different from black people in other places? Look at my black and your black. We about the same black. Now, what's going to make me so much different from you? The only thing I can see, is the type of pressure being put on me, that may not be put on you, that would make me respond in a more vigorous way. But now, all blacks are segre – subjected to a certain sort of a way of life. I wouldn't say all, but very near all. Now, I, I, Montgomery is the heart of Alabama. Alabama's a southern town. Segregated, been segregated as long as I can remember, and much longer. Now, what it is in Chicago, I don't know, but you can, you can tell me that there's pretty near the same sort of situation.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

THAT WAS A CAMERA ROLL OUT. THAT WAS ROLL 126. WE'RE GOING TO ROLL 127 NOW.