Interview with Rev. Frederick Reese
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

[unintelligible] FEELINGS ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED THAT DAY. [overlap]

Rev. Frederick Reese:

At the end of that day, March 7th, after leaving the church about 12:30 that night, I went home. I had the feeling that the day had been quite an unusual day, however. But it ended with uh, a sense of, of satisfaction; knowing that I had participated in an effort that uh, had aroused at least the conscience of a nation to all of the discriminatory practices with regard to the right to vote for blacks and minorities, not only in Selma, but throughout the South and the country. I felt very tired, but I felt as if something good had been accomplished on that day. I went to sleep shortly after I lay down, I felt real good the next morning. [unintelligible background conversation] …On that final march, I felt that we were in a march that uh, was a victory march because it was a victorious moment after having gone through all the violence and so forth from the previous march.