Interview with Herbert Brownell, Jr.
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

COULD YOU TALK ABOUT THOSE DECIS—THOSE DISCUSSIONS IN RHODE ISLAND AND WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS THE AGREEMENT AND WHY IT DIDN'T WORK?

Herbert Brownell, Jr.:

At the uh, at the conference of Newport between President Eisenhower and Governor Faubus, those, the President thought that he had persuaded Governor Faubus to go back and allow the black children to enter the high school peaceably. Uh, and uh, it was quite a surprise to him,** he considered it a, a, uh really a uh I'm gonna have to do this over.