Interview with Wyatt Tee Walker
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

HOW DID DR. KING SEE HIS ROLE IN YOUR OPINION?

Wyatt Tee Walker:

Well, he felt he was between a rock and a hard place. He could not say at Dr. Anderson's invitation that it won't work into my schedule or I can't come, because non-violent struggle is what Dr. King was about, and it was under the aegis of his leadership, that it was introduced on the American scene. It had been introduced before, but Dr. King introduced it on a mass scale. So it was a natural place for him to be, but without having organizational input and control. I don't think that's a bad word since he had more at stake than anybody else other than the community of Albany itself. I just—I know he was aware that it was a very difficult campaign for him.