Interview with C. T. Vivian
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

WAS THE GENERAL SOUTH-WIDE THING OR WAS IT. . ?

C. T. Vivian:

No, I know, but you see that's, that's what I'm getting at. But, but members of the inside group were beginning to see how they could achieve that. You, you, you see what I mean, which would have been a major move. See, it's not an accident everybody could break out into that immediately. It's because it, it was talked about throughout, and we were already doing. . .[Lapse, overlap]. . . Uh, see what- what must be understood…

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

I'm going to have him start again.

C. T. Vivian:

. . .O.K., is that Montgomery was the, was the proof of a method and a victory of that method, uh, and, but nothing happened for about a year, now it was in the air, it was buzzing, people said: "Great victory in Montgomery, what does it mean for us? What can we do?" All right? Uh, but they were also saying - we don't have Martin King, we don't have colleges and universities surrounding, all right, what does that mean? Then, then, in Tallahassee, Florida, C.K. Steel started a movement within weeks of that time-, all, right, there were eight or ten other movements across the country C.K. told me because he got calls from them, all right? Uh, then it was on its way, It was off and running now. Every place in the country figured that they could move.