I thought that I would re-post this episode of Meet the Press.
Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, and Martin Luther King were on Meet the Press back in 1963. This was just before the March on Washington. The format of Meet the Press was a little different. There were three reporters firing questions at the guests.
This is very interesting. One of the reporters was terribly worried about violence, which in looking through a 50-year retrospectoscope, looks to be awfully racist to me. What he appears to be saying is that Blacks can’t assemble in large numbers without tearing stuff up. Hell, we know that Whites have trouble assembling in large numbers without tearing things up (Woodstock II).
Interestingly, it appears that Wilkins is the more “important” guest. King becomes the great MLK, after the March on Washington and after his “I Have a Dream” speech.