Interview with Herbert Brownell, Jr.
QUESTION 34
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT FELT ANY REGRETS ABOUT ANY PART OF HIS ACTION? THAT HE WAS… DID YOU FEEL ANY REGRETS?

Herbert Brownell, Jr.:

I never felt any regrets over our decision to intervene in Little Rock or to support the first civil rights act uh, since the Civil War or to support the Brown decision. I think it was clearly in the best long run interests of the United States. It was established uh our credibility abroad in an important way and at, at home uh, in a way with conflict between blacks and the whites in many, many communities and, uh, supported those people who uh not only believed in a, in a good public education for all people but specifically believed that it could not be accomplished for many people unless you had integrated schools.