Interview with Leo Lillard
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

OK, TALK TO ME ABOUT NON-VIOLENCE AND …

Leo Lillard:

You know it's strange that I, at at that point, when I was at, at, in the movement in Nashville I was a, a junior in college. Uh, I had just finished two years of ROTC, which was required in those days. And of course, my whole concept of life, uh, was not as as as exactly as intellectual and high-brow as as many of the people like, like John Lewis and Jim Lawson and Diane Nash. Uh, their, they were beginning to develop the tactic of the movement as a way of life and even though I trained people how to protect themselves, it was simply nothing more than a tactic to me and it, it, it was a, it was a way to go to a demonstration, it was a way to avoid getting injured, it was a way to come back and be able to deal with…