Interview with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME FOLLOW UP ON THE 1954 DECISION, WHEN YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT IT, WERE THERE ANY MEETINGs PLANNED AROUND THAT, OR WAS IT JUST TOO MUCH OF A SURPRISE? I MEAN, HOW DID IT, WHAT KIND OF IMPACT DID IT HAVE ON THE BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY ITSELF?

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth:

Well, I think it had an impact on the community all over. All over. It certainly gave those people who were, let's say, designed to have some leadership ability, or some intention of trying to move the people, a great impetus to move forward, and as I said, it, it sort of set a mark beyond which nobody could really say we're going back. Everybody was designed to move forward at this particular time.