Interview with John Lewis

Now I know that you very often were visiting places right after Malcolm had been passing through, and a lot of people talked to you about Malcolm, can you describe what that was like?


In all of our stops, ah, throughout Africa, particularly in places like Ghana, in Addis Ababa, in Nairobi, ah, in Zambia, any place we went, when we came in contact with local people, ah, officials of the government. But organizations and individuals that was in exile from Mozambique, from Angola, ah, from South Africa. Ah, they were say- were asked, "What is your relationship with Malcolm?" In a sense to, to make our own position, ah, a little more respectable, to give us a sense of credibility we had to say, "We know Malcolm, we met Malcolm," that we had appreciation and respect for Malcolm.