Interview with Judge Charles Clark
QUESTION 33
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU TELL US WHERE YOU WERE THE NIGHT OF THE RIOT, AND WHAT YOU DID WHEN YOU HEARD ABOUT IT?

Judge Charles Clark:

I can remember that, I was uh, across the street form this office preparing a motion which we were obliged to file in the court the next day, uh, in some phase of this litigation against the Governor at that time. Uh, my law partner called me at the library there and asked me if realized that uh, there was rioting going on, on the Ole Miss campus. I was not. He had a daughter that was enrolled at the institution. He was very concerned and in response to his concern I said well I'll go across the street and see the governor and be sure that he knows that everything is being done that can be done to stop this condition, I did go over to the mansion and I did advise the governor at that time that there was rioting at Old Miss. He already knew it, obviously.