Interview with John Doar
QUESTION 58
INTERVIEWER:

MAYBE YOU COULD PICK UP WITH THAT IDEA. I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE ANY OF THAT OUT OF THERE. UM, MAYBE, DID YOU COME TO SELMA AT THAT POINT IN DECEMBER ‘64 OR WAS IT NOT UNTIL ‘65. I THOUGHT YOU WEREN'T THERE UNTIL '65.

John Doar:

No, no I was, I was in Selma, as I say since 61, but Dr. King came in December of 1964. And there were organized demonstrations, marching up to the, kids marching up to the courthouse trying to register to vote and protesting the fact that uh, people weren't permitted to register. And James Clark, the local Sheriff, was arresting them and it was building up and Dr. King was getting the focus of the country on the problem.