Interview with Andrew Young
QUESTION 12
PAUL STECKLER:

ANDREW YOUNG:

SCLC was always a battle of egos. We were like a team of wild horses. Each one had very strong opinions and their own ideas about the way the movement should go, and Dr. King encouraged that. And our meetings were loud and raucous and he sat quietly by until we fought issues out, and then he would usually decide. But James Bevel wanted to keep us in the North, in northern cities in a movement to end slums. Jose Williams felt as though we should stay in the South and do voter registration. Jesse Jackson was beginning to develop Operation Breadbasket, which was an attempt to organize non-violently to get jobs. I was probably more inclined to stay South--




ANDREW YOUNG:

Do you get Martin's sense of humor in the footage.