Interview with William Lucy
QUESTION 51
PAUL STECKLER:

Was it his personal invitation that brought King to Memphis?

WILLIAM LUCY:

Yes. Jim personally invited Dr. King to join the struggle, because he, ah, understood the relationship of the struggle of these workers with the overall mobilization of the Poor People's Campaign that Dr. King was involved in. And the, the, the merging of our need to have Dr. King's moral presence and what he thought would be Dr. King's understanding of the struggle, ah, was what motivated him to, to reach out.