WHAT HAPPENED AFTER BIRMINGHAM… THE RIOT DIDN'T CONTINUE BEYOND BIRMINGHAM, DID IT?
It didn't continue beyond Birmingham for the reason that the bus drivers refused to drive us onto Montgomery. We were supposed to go on to Montgomery, Jackson, and then New Orleans. Uh, but we had a big rally staged for New Orleans so after we found it clear that the bus drivers weren't going to change their minds, we flew to New Orleans. And that was quite a production too because the first two planes we were on got bomb threats after we boarded them.