Interview with William Lucy

I want you to think back for a second, and sort of go into the recesses of your memory, the march that he leads. What do you remember about that march, you specifically?


I, I from the, I, I remember from the march the, the, the organization of the beginning of it, first of all. Ah, and how the, almost the entire city thought that this would be the, ah, the catalyst that would, would bring a solution together, because you had all of the forces that was necessary. Ah, King's prestige, his willingness to, ah, to put himself in, in the middle of this activity, and a growing sense across the community that this thing had gone on just too long. Ah, as the march progressed, we began to understand that there were some other, other things at play also. Ah, as we learned later on, the police department as well as bureaus of the federal government, ah, had really became involved, in a rather destructive way. Ah, the violence that emerged from the march, was not of the strikers' doing, but rather, in our opinion, the, the activities of, of provocateurs and, that were, that were really active among certain groups in the community.