Interview with Bayard Rustin
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

ISN'T IT CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE MOVEMENT WAS NOT JUST LEADERS BUT IT WAS INDIVIDUALS?

Bayard Rustin:

Oh, yes. It was--and that's the reason we are not succeeding now. We got hundreds and thousands of people voting with their feet. Now we cannot get them to use their feet to go to the ballot box, and therefore there is not the involvement of hundreds of thousands of people today. We're depending on rhetoric and a few people in the Congress to solve our problems for us.