Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT ABOUT THE FACT THAT LATER THAT WAS GIVEN SO MUCH PUBLICITY AS SOMETHING THAT PUT THE—BROUGHT THE BLACK COMMUNITY TOGETHER TN SELMA?

Sheriff James Clark:

Well it—she was a tall woman, the best I remember, but it may look like she was a tiny woman from the angle of the cameras, and that I was taking advantage of her. But there was no violence there at all. It was just purely, I just laid my hand on her shoulder, which is a common indication that a person's under arrest and told her that she was under arrest.