Interview with Jo Ann Robinson
QUESTION 24
LLEW SMITH:

—KING, 26 YEARS OLD.

Jo Ann Robinson:

The only thing I can say to describe Dr. King is that he was dynamite. He was one of the most intellectually trained people I have ever talked with in my life. He, his background was profound. His faith in himself, his spirituality went far beyond the average person. He had great faith in himself. He had great faith in the people. And when they asked him at that meeting at Holt Street that Monday night if he would be willing to serve as President, at first he hinged because he was just out of graduate school and he admitted that he just didn't know what it was all about. But they insisted upon him and he took it. And you know for yourselves during the thirteen months and since then that Martin Luther King was one of the few men who could have done what we were able to do in Montgomery.

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