Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

OK, THINKING BACK TO THE 1960's BEFORE MARTIN LUTHER KING CAME INTO SELMA IN JANUARY, BEFORE SNCC CAME INTO SELMA, WHAT WERE RELATIONSHIPS LIKE BETWEEN BLACKS AND WHITES IN SELMA? CAN YOU JUST GIVE A FEW SENTENCES?

Sheriff James Clark:

They were very good. We…

PRUDENCE ARNDT:

I'M SORRY, JUST START AGAIN AND SAY THE RELATIONSHIPS, YOU KNOW, SPELL IT OUT FOR ME AGAIN.

Sheriff James Clark:

OK. The relationships were very good. They had lived there peaceably for 100 to 150 years between the blacks and whites did[sic], and they—there was no discontent on the part of either one as far as we could tell.