Interview with Rev. Frederick Reese
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

YOU TALKED A LITTLE BIT EARLIER ABOUT THE TEACHERS, UM, AND WE KNOW FROM READING THAT THE TURNING POINT IN THE SELMA CAMPAIGN WAS THE TEACHERS' MARCH. I WONDER IF YOU COULD JUST TELL ME HOW THAT CAME ABOUT AND WHAT HAPPENED AT THE COURTHOUSE WHEN YOU GOT THERE WITH THOSE TEACHERS BEHIND YOU.

Rev. Frederick Reese:

On um, during the months of uh, January uh, we had you know, mass meetings after that particular January 2nd meeting and I was just in the right place, I guess at the right time with the right commitment. I was President of the Selma City Teachers Association, I had developed a kind of confidence of the teachers in my quest