Interview with Rachel Nelson West
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

OKAY YOU WERE TELLING ME ABOUT GREETING DR. KING, YOU REALLY WANT TO TELL ME ABOUT THAT AGAIN, YOU CAN IF YOU WANT TO IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.

West:

Well, it's alright, okay, what was I saying, oh, Cheyenne and I used to go to the back of the church just to be the first one to greet Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King would always sit Cheyenne and me on his lap and ask us what we would want and what did we want. And we would reply freedom. We would say it in such a low tone, he want us to speak up and mean what we said. He would say, what do you want, and we would reply, freedom, and justice for all. And he would always say that is the way I want to hear it. Because black people need to be free, we are not free until we set ourselves free.