Interview with Sheriff James Clark


Sheriff James Clark:

I was in Birmingham, under orders from Governor Wallace when Martin Luther King was there in 1963, when the famous time that Martin Luther King was there with three white prostitutes and it was all a matter of record. I had heard about this and his agitation. I had seen A.D. King in action starting a riot in Birmingham, and now he had the SNCC to do his dirty work, and I felt like that he was coming in with a crew there to agitate things along with the American Nazi Party and other organizations. They were all joined in together, so to speak, even though they probably wouldn't appreciate my saying that—stirred up the whole area and then Martin Luther King was there to quiet it down so to speak, and claimed to be a man of peace, when he had actually agitated it to begin with.