Dr. Bunche received this invitation from Dr. King on March 18, 1965:
He accepted the invitation…
…and began working on his speech. At the conclusion of the march, Dr. Bunche gave the opening speech on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. Dr. Ralph Abernathy was MC, and other speeches followed Dr. Bunche’s, among them Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Below are some of his thoughts, notes jotted, typed, annotated, and refined: