Interview with Marian Logan
QUESTION 5
PAUL STECKLER:

You said, when you first heard that Dr. King, or first heard that he was gonna come out strongly against the War, you too, initially were against it.

MARIAN LOGAN:

Yeah, because I thought that he, he was getting into the politics, and he should stay with the Civil Rights thing. And then when he explained, that this had a lot to do with Civil Rights. Not just Civil Rights, but human rights. He always tried to make that distinction, because everybody, the press, everybody, always said everything was Civil Rights, you know. And they'd always talk about Black leaders. Martin's thing always was, Human rights, and not just Blacks. People didn't realize, or didn't understand it was, I don't think it was said enough, stressed enough, that there were lots of Whites involved, in the Civil Rights struggle. And lots more poor Whites, by virtue of the fact that there are lot more Whites, you know, than there were Blacks who were poor in this country. And those are the people, about whom Martin cared. And those are the ones whose concerns he tried to espouse. And, ah, unfortunately, sometimes it got mixed up with their, you know, with the politics, and with whatever happened to be the theme of the time. We would have different currents running through the country, you know.