Fellowship of Southern Churchmen inspires future activists
Burgess thinks that groups like the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen inspired both black and white activists.
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Oral History Interview with David Burgess, August 12, 1983. Interview F-0006. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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- DALLAS BLANCHARD:
Do you perceive any differences between the committee and the
- DAVID BURGESS:
Well I think that events have overtaken us in a sense that I think many
of the individuals were like and I can give you
a chapter and a verse which pormpted the civil rights movement of the
south later. And we gave inspiration both to the blacks and the whites.
But we had no idea what was coming in the sixties. Then Martin Luther
Kings' organization, the NAACP, the Purple league, some of
the blacks nationalist movement came later. And I would say that the
committee is probably one of the many now. We were sort of a lonely
beginning group. But now there are many organizations.