Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta
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"We had several classes together," said Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook. The 83-year old graduated with King from Morehouse. "We talked as college kids talk. A lot of trash, about class and about the campus and so forth..."
"I thought he would be a great preacher. He was very articulate. He always had a great sense of humor."
"There was a great deal of concern about civil rights at the time. President [Harry] Truman had appointed a commission on civil rights so it was very much the order of the day. There was a lot of foment at that time. I am sure some of the people thought we should go slower. This was in the mid 1940's. Some were not excited about the movement and social change."
"I remember us boycotting a grocery store along with Dr. King in the neighborhood. It developed into a civil rights issue because of the prices and the quality of food."
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