Interview with Sheyann Webb
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

NOW, HOW DID HE ACT WHEN YOU AND RACHEL . HOW DID HE ACT WITH YOU AND RACHEL?

Sheyann Webb:

I recall one particular incident with Rachel and myself. One evening Dr. King had pulled up with some other people. There were about seven men and they pulled up in a beautiful car, and Rachel and I didn't know this was Dr. King coming because we always played in front of the church and we saw this beautiful blue car, here were two of them and we saw about four, five, six men get out of it and we saw Dr. King and we ran up to Dr. King, and it was like we had to push our way through to get to him and they were mingling into the church on the side door for a meeting and as we uh, approached Dr. King he spoke to us, asked us how we were doing, he said "What do you all, what do you want children?" And we said, "Freedom," because after one particular mass meeting that he had spoken with, we followed him all the way to the car and he said, "What do you all, what do you want children," and we said, "What do we want?" We said, "Freedom," because that was one of the cheers, uh, one of the mottos of the movement. "What do you want? Freedom Now!" And on this particular occasion, Dr. King had come here for a meeting and Rachel and I went into the meeting and the, and the other men who were with him were telling us that we had to leave, but he told them no, let em stay. And I will never forget it and we sat there through the entire meeting just waiting patiently for him. And he asked us on the way out were we going to march. And we said, "We're going to march for our freedom." And I remember that very well.