Interview with Andrew Young
QUESTION 34
PAUL STECKLER:

So there were no great concerns about him speaking per se?

ANDREW YOUNG:

No, I had heard Malcolm speak and knew that he was a very effective speaker up North, but I figured the kids down South that were involved with us really at that time didn't know him and didn't understand him very well. So Malcolm spoke sandwiched between James Bevel and Fred Shuttlesworth, you know, two experienced southern preachers who knew all the southern language and style, and he made a very good speech but no negative impact at all on the movement.