Date: Friday, January 20, 1956
Time: 11:00 A.M. to 2:15 P.M.
Place: Respondent's home, 801 Bolivar Street, Montgomery, Alabama
[Ferron]: [...] What is your relation to the Montgomery Improvement Association?
[Lewis]: I belong to the executive committee as a result of being co-chairman of the transportation committee. The executive committee is composed of the transportation committee, the committee for strategy, committee for public relations, and the finance committee.
[Ferron]: Who is the other chairman?
[Lewis]: Reverend [W. J.] Powell. Initially he was elected to contact taxis to see about hauling people at a reduced fare. I was elected to contact private car owners to see if they would furnish their cars for a pool and drive riders where they want to go. After two weeks, we combined our efforts.
[Ferron]: What is your job as co-chairman?
[Lewis]: I try to get private cars, and adequate amount of service out of the system, designate gas out to those who need help with gas, to get dispatch and pick-up stations, and persons to organize the riding public. A dispatching place is where people congregate in the morning to go to work. These dispatch places are mostly churches and voter's clubs. Pick-up stations are places where people congregate to come home from work. Police are active in giving