Interview with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
QUESTION 27
INTERVIEWER:

AND THE LOWER CLASS?

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth:

Well, the lower class, Jesus said himself, "The poor you have with you always." And some people think that means you keep them poor always but not so. The job is to lift the burdens off the poor, and so the poor need a leader, they need a spokesman, therefore I was what the poor needed. And I had the people, basic people.