Interview with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
QUESTION 35
INTERVIEWER:

BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO ADDRESS SNCC AND SCLC.

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth:

OK, OK, so SNCC, well you must remember that, there's always some disagreement when it looks as if you're not getting what you're aiming at. And there are people who want victories, social victories that come quickly** and these were younger people anyway. With some older people who were not students. And some philosophies which were not Dr. King's too also. It was almost like a good parent but he's got a smart child and that child differs with him on a lot of things. And it rose up more readily in Albany and other places. In Birmingham, it was also, it tried to rise, I remember particularly that we were at the 16th Street South one day when Diane was saying that they, we had a, we had a movement prepared and Diane openly said to me, "Well we think that SNCC oughta go ahead it's own way." I said, "I think you should too but if so, you must get you a movement, you must not be in ours and take over ours. If so, then I'm going to announce at the press that you all designed this in order to destroy the legitimate, the legitimate movement." It, it came to suffer, but it was just, it just didn't work.