Interview with Rev. Orloff Miller
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

[unintelligible] . . . OK TELL ME ABOUT GOING BACK DOWN FOR THE FINAL MARCH AND WHY YOU THOUGHT YOU NEEDED TO BE HERE FOR THAT.

Rev. Orloff Miller:

It was about a week later that the culmination of the march took place. And there was one Unitarian that represented our denomination throughout the entire march — Dick Leonard, the minister from New York City, a minister New York City. And uh, many of us though were determined to be in that last day of the march as we gathered there in Montgomery. And so I went back down and, while I was in Boston, in that intervening week we managed to get a lot of blankets together and sent them down by plane to the marchers - operation Blanket Lift we called it. And I came back down then to Montgomery I'd had a chance by that time to meet with Dr. Martin Luther King in his hotel room at the Denmore Hotel I believe it was. And uh, what a gathering that was, at, I think it was St. Jude's or some such name uh, the group, the gathering place it was a Catholic center and uh, there were so many of us and it had been raining so much the place became just a, sea of mud, red mud. And the marchers who had come, OK …

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

THIS WILL BE CAMERA ROLL 378. TAKE 7.