Interview with C. T. Vivian
QUESTION 81
INTERVIEWER:

YOU CAN JUST START TALKING WHEN, WHEN. . .[unintelligible] O.K., LET'S GO.

C. T. Vivian:

Students began to organize SNCC at the time that they felt that number one, that they were being, their activity was being modified too much by adults, uh, that were leaders in various communities. And by the fact that they felt that they needed a movement of their own to think through and move as they wanted to move, all right? Uh, SCLC was very helpful in that, Dr. King at the meeting in Raleigh where they were organized, made it very clear that we were not going to stop them, it was a decision for them to make. Uh, other people like Jim Lawson, uh, made the same kind of statement. Uh, students often looked to us because we'd been leaders but they knew that they could move as they choose.