Interview with Robert Moses
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

I'D LIKE TO, AS YOU—FIRST IS IF YOU CAN HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND—BOB MOSES, HOW THE PEOPLE WERE GOING TO, I MEAN THIS IS WHEN YOU FIRST DECIDES [SIC] TO GO SOUTH, HE GETS INVOLVED IN, WHAT ARE IDEAS IN THIS...

Robert Moses:

Well, when the sit-in movements broke, in February 1960, I was teaching at Horace Mann—mathematics—and I was struck by the pictures, basically that I saw on the cover of the every day. And I decided to go to Hampton, where my Uncle was teaching at Hampton Institute to get a first hand look during my spring break. So I did and while I was there I participated in a demonstration in Newport News and heard Wyatt Walker, who came down from Petersburg to speak, talk about a rally they were holding for King back in New York City. So when I went back home, I went and joined the office which was promoting that rally. And, that was my first real contact with the movement.