Interview with John Lewis
QUESTION 19
JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

Relate that to the position on Vietnam.

JOHN LEWIS:

So, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, felt very strongly that we had a moral obligation, really, to take a position against the war in Vietnam. We saw people of color, poor people, struggling for self-determination, that we didn't have a right, ah, to go thousands and thousands of miles away or to send other people to bomb, to kill, to destroy, and we took a strong position against the war in Vietnam and encouraged the young men in SNCC not to support the draft.

JAMES A. DeVINNEY:

All right, stop-down. Thank you very much congressman. That's all.