Interview with C. T. Vivian
QUESTION 147
INTERVIEWER:

OKAY, S0 JUST, DO YOU, DO YOU HAVE IT IN YOUR HEAD?

C. T. Vivian:

Sure.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

O.K., AND ROLLING. HOLD ON ONE SECOND, O.K.

C. T. Vivian:

I remember very clearly when we heard LBJ give that famous speech. We were at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Jackson, Dennis there, and we were all sitting around together, and Martin was sitting in a chair looking toward the TV set and when Mar- and when uh, LBJ said, "And we shall overcome," we all cheered, and I looked over toward Martin and Martin was very quietly sitting in the chair, and a tear ran down his cheek. It was a victory like none other. It was an affirmation of the movement.** It was- guaranteed us as much as anything could that we would vote and that millions of people in the south would have a chance to be involved in their own destiny. It was really the final breakup of segregation and, as we knew it, in the old south.