Interview with C. T. Vivian
QUESTION 30
INTERVIEWER:

O.K., LET ME, LET ME JUST BREAK IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT, UH, PEOPLE LIKE DIANE AND JOHN LEWIS AND BERNARD LAFAYETTE, MENTIONING, STARTING WITH, WITH THEIR NAMES, WHAT, WHAT WERE THEY LIKE WHEN THEY FIRST CAME TO YOU AS STUDENTS? WHAT WERE THEY, WHAT WERE THEY LOOKING FOR WHEN THEY WALKED IN THESE WORKSHOPS?

C. T. Vivian:

The idea was to find out, uh, what was the meaning of everything that was going on, what did it mean'? How could 1-t be made to work, all right, uh, nonviolent direct action. Uh, uh, because that of course, is what they were recruited around, uh, the understandings of nonviolent direct action.