Interview with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
QUESTION 24
INTERVIEWER:

IT SEEMS FROM WHAT YOU'VE JUST SAID THEN, THAT THERE WAS NO CONFLICT IN THAT YOU UNDERSTOOD THAT SCLC WAS THERE FOR SOME NATIONAL GOALS; THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO REACH NATIONAL RECOGNITION AND YOU WERE CONCERNED WITH LOCAL GOALS…

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth:

Well, I wouldn't've done it for, for SCLC to get a national goal. I said projected SCLC into national prominence. I did it because it was right, because we had to do, we needed something more than we were doing. You must remember, we won victories but we couldn't cash in on them, we couldn't go to the park, whites nor blacks could go. Segregation was just as terrible on white folks as it was on us in one sense.