Interview with Jerred Blanchard
QUESTION 12
PAUL STECKLER:

You told me, this is not specifically pointing towards the eventual death of Dr. King, but you had said that, that something to the effect that the White community here knew that wherever King went things happened.

JERRED BLANCHARD:

Yes. Well there was no question about that. And, ah, we just didn't want it to happen here. And yet, I know I was quite sure, that the strike was going to be concluded in some gruesome manner. I didn't know how but there, there was never any doubt in the minds of a lot of people but that, whether or not Dr. King came, the strike would cause some things to happen and there would be a lot of bloodshed and probably property damage and all that kind of business. And the, the strike then would somehow be settled. But I, I, I for one thought that's what it would take.