Interview with Rev. Andrew Young
QUESTION 33
INTERVIEWER:

NOW GOING BACK TO REVEREND REEB'S DEATH, THIS REALLY LEADS US TO ANOTHER PART OF THE SELMA STORY, WHICH WAS WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON. WHEN BLOODY SUNDAY OCCURED, WE READ THAT THERE WERE JUST ALL KINDS OF RESPONSES MADE FROM CONGRESSMEN WHO WERE SHOCKED BY THAT. I WONDER IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE THOSE RESPONSES, AND IN ADDITION WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE YOU GOT FROM REVEREND REEB'S SHOOTING, AT WASHINGTON?

Rev. Andrew Young:

Well, actually we had, Dr. King had been in jail before. There were fifteen congressmen who came down, ah to march. Well, they didn't march with us. They came down to visit Dr. King in prison, and so you had a small group in Congress that was familiar with the Selma situation, and so that made for a big response. The problem was, we were all in Selma, and we didn't read The Washington Post and The Washington Post, and the Selma papers didn't carry anything, ah, and so we really didn't know what the national mood was.