Interview with Wyatt Tee Walker
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

DID YOU KNOW YOU WOULD BE CRITICIZED FOR THE CHILDREN'S CAMPAIGN? FOR THE USE OF CHILDREN?

Wyatt Tee Walker:

We presumed so, but that didn't bother us. We knew we were right. One of the basic tenants of the non-violent philosophy is that it is the kind of struggle in which everyone can participate - young, old, children, adults, blind, crippled, halt, lame, whatever - because it is a moral struggle. And I think someone quoted me as saying that six days in the Jefferson County Jail would be more educational to these children than six months in the segregated Birmingham schools that they were attending.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

I'll take down on that.

Wyatt Tee Walker:

…this so forth with key figures, you know, visually representing—It's going to be on in the Martin Luther King library in Washington, D.C., and they're going to dedicate it on the new holiday. So we did this against the backdrop of the mural in process. It's fantastic and some of the likenesses…I mean it looks like E. D. Nixon is going to speak.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

OK, here we go again. [unintelligible background conversation].