Interview with Rev. Frederick Reese
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

ALRIGHT YOU MENTIONED TO ME EARLIER THAT UH, SCLC WAS CALLED IN BECAUSE SNCC'S FUNDS WERE DRYING UP, UM, WAS THERE ANY OTHER SENSE THAT BRINGING A MARTIN LUTHER KING TO SELMA IS GOING TO ELEVATE THE STRUGGLE TO A NATIONAL ONE, WERE YOU AWARE OF THAT?

Rev. Frederick Reese:

I think that we were primarily concerned about continuing the struggle because we knew that uh, it would take uh, financial resources as well as personal sacrifice and commitment to be successful in obtaining this right, and that was foremost in our minds. And knowing that uh, SCLC, Dr. King had waged successful campaigns in other towns and cities, uh, we felt that uh, SCLC was the most appropriate organization uh, to approach, to have them come in and continue with the work that SNCC had begun here with us in the community.

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

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FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

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