Interview with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth


Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth:

I thought George Wallace was like a bantam rooster in a courtyard trying to show how brave he was. And of course, at that time you could get publicity by challenging the Federal Government. It, the effect of it was like a feisty dog barking at the sun trying to keep it from shining. Of course Wallace meant what he said to his situation. He was like Bull Connor trying to make segregation stay and go, but we knew that once the light shined into darkness that darkness couldn't hold us back.