Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU BACK UP AND JUST SAY, WE'RE TALKING, BEGIN WITH THE—WHETHER YOU THOUGHT THE WHOLE REGISTRATION DRIVE WAS, WHATEVER YOU THOUGHT IT WAS. IN OTHER WORDS, I NEED TO HEAR THAT MENTIONED.

Sheriff James Clark:

The registration drive was unnecessary because it was a ruling of the federal judge that gave the black people the right to vote and overruled the laws of the state of Alabama—allowed anybody, re—nonresident or regardless of background, to register to vote—but it, the drive, continued on and on.