Interview with Hodding Carter III
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

AND THE SOVEREIGNTY COMMISSION WAS WHAT? HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THAT?

Hodding Carter III:

The Sovereignty Commission was the official arm as far as I'm concerned of the Citizens' Council philosophy. The fact that it was occasionally run by people who were not fond of the Citizens' Council leadership did not nonetheless change that fact. The Sovereignty Commission in most of its functions was a police state apparatus.