Interview with William Lucy
QUESTION 49
PAUL STECKLER:

The speech is over, he turns around, how did the crowd react, how did King look and how did it make you feel?

WILLIAM LUCY:

When, when Dr. King concluded the speech, ah, and simply turned on, on, at the pulpit, I mean, the, the crowd actually went wild. I mean, there was just such emotion being displayed. Ah, he, he was, was satisfied himself that he had delivered what was the speech necessary for that, that moment. Ah, myself and I'm sure the rest of us who had responsibility for the strike really generally felt that this was a, a critical point in the struggle. That, that he had brought the kind of message that was necessary to, to re-energize the whole movement. Ah, I had never had any doubts, be- before, but certainly at that point that we would be victorious in the strike.