Interview with John Doar
QUESTION 25
INTERVIEWER:

COULD YOU DESCRIBE FOR US THE KIND OF CONVOY OF YOU ALL COMING IN TO, TO BRING JAMES MEREDITH IN, I MEAN, WHAT KIND OF FORCE WAS THERE SURROUNDING HIM?

John Doar:

Well it, the, the, there wasn't any big convoy of, of, of, I mean maybe there were four or five cars in the ones the ones that I was with, as I recall it. There was several hundred marshals, and when they got onto the campus the marshals, uh, gathered at the Lyceum building, which is the main office building at the University. Meredith's quarters were two blocks away from that, and there was a small group of, of, uh, five or eight marshals there. Uh, the confrontation that evening occurred down at the main building. I don't think, uh, many students, if any, knew where Meredith was staying on the campus. And there was no uh, unrest or violence, or noise, or hollering, or crowds around the dormitory room where James Meredith was that Sunday night. It was, nobody knew he was there or where he was. Except people knew that he was on the campus.