Interview with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

AND THAT NIGHT AT HOLT STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth:

It was like an electrifying revival. Several people spoke, as I said, I spoke and many other people. But then Dr. King got up speaking about nonviolence in his beautiful rhetoric that had become, was becoming and was, was to become the, the language of the movement. nonviolence, we must not hate, we must do this and that, but we can do something and that to do nothing is a worse sin than to do wrong trying to do it. And so, it seemed to me that this was God speaking through Martin. And through the other voices of us who were projected into leadership.