Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2015
(131) While Dr King was in jail, Jim Bevel, who had left SNCC and joined SCLC, set out to organize and train Birmingham’s children.
“What kinda movement are y’all trying to run here? You guys are running a scam movement.”
Bevel went into black schools and churches, using the NBC white paper documentary “The Nashville Sit-In Story” - for which we had been interviewed back in 1960 - to teach hundreds of teenagers the techniques of nonviolence.
“In a movement, you don’t deal with the press - you act like there IS no press. Otherwise you end up staging it. A movement is when people actually do it out of _conviction_.”
Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2016