Interview with Rachel Nelson West
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHING. PRETEND THAT IV'E NEVER SEEN A PICTURE OF DR. KING AND DESCRIBE HIM FOR ME THE WAY YOU SAW HIM THEN, YOU KNOW LIKE WHAT DID HE LOOK LIKE, SHORT, TALL, BIG,WHATEVER, HOWEVER HE LOOKED LIKE TO YOU AT THAT TIME.

West:

Dr. King was a man with a deep voice, when he spoke, it touches you, everything he said, had a meaning to it. Dr. King, he was a dark complexioned man, black is beautiful, he was black. He was medium height, Kinky hair, beautiful eyes. He always wore a suit, when he presented himself to come here to speak. He always had on his marching shoes. Dr. King was a man I could never forget. He is a man I will always remember, even today, as we sit here in Brown Chapel Church, I can remember him standing up there speaking telling each and every one of us, one day children will walk together and say free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we're free at last.