Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

SO IT WAS A SURPRISE WHEN THINGS STARTED MOVING IN THE SIXTIES?

Sheriff James Clark:

Well, it was not a great surprise that things started but—because we read a lot about it in the newspapers—but we had no indication ever that the that the local black people were going to take part in it. In fact, even after it started full blast, they took very little interest in it. They, a few young ones, a few radicals, joined in but the majority of the black people didn't, did not enter into any of the demonstrations or anything until they were more or less forced to.