Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 44
INTERVIEWER:

OK. NOW YOU—WERE YOU AT THAT TIME GETTING ORDERS FROM THE GOVERNOR, OR WERE YOU TALKING TO WALLACE THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE INCIDENT ON THE BRIDGE IN THE NEXT, THE FOLLOWING DAYS? WERE YOU TALKING TO GOVERNOR WALLACE?

Sheriff James Clark:

Well, I did not receive any direct orders from the Governor, except we had a plan of action that was set up for everybody, and it was a result of talking to District Attorney and judges and my personal lawyer, friends, and also Governor Wallace's advisors. We tried to have a meeting of the mind, but we never knew what Martin Luther King was going to do so sometimes we had to throw it all out the window.