Interview with John Lewis
QUESTION 13
JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

I'm a little surprised, many people thought Malcolm was disruptive to the movement. You talk about almost a healing quality of about Malcolm, can you talk about that just a moment?

JOHN LEWIS:

Malcolm, in my estimation after the man returned from Mecca, after he made that trip to Selma, Alabama and spoke to the students at Browns Chapel, AME Church, a group of high school students, ah, this man was on his way toward building, towards reconciling the differences between people. Ah. I think he laid down, was in the process of laying down the burden of race and color.