Interview with C. T. Vivian
QUESTION 137
INTERVIEWER:

I'LL START THE QUESTION. WE JUST WANT THREE, FOUR SENTENCES ONLY, UH, JUST MALCOLM'S IMPACT ON PEOPLE UH, IN SELMA [overlap].

C. T. Vivian:

There was no great impact on the people of Selma uh, by Malcolm. They hardly knew Malcolm in the first place, and they felt they were the only ones doing anything and what they were doing to nonviolent direct action and the means they were using [ was ] getting results: they were passing bills in the legislature, they were creating voting rights bill, they were changing the very nature of race relations, it was not being done in New York or Chicago, uh, and it was not being done through that kind of conversation.