Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 30
INTERVIEWER:

I'M SORRY, REMEMBER TO USE THE NAMES ‘CAUSE THIS IS, WE'RE IN—

Sheriff James Clark:

Anna Lee, I had my back to Anna Lee Cooper. I had never—I had heard of her before, but I didn't know, had no connection at that time and she started screaming obscene words as I started turning around. She hit me in the head with her purse that had a horse shoe in it, and it knocked me to my knees. And she grabbed the night stick off my belt and I was stunned, and I came up and we tried to take the night stick away from her. And I remember that Newsweek magazine printed it as if I was trying to stab her in the chest with the night stick when I was actually trying to pull it out of her hands. I, from then on I wore a hard hat.