Interview with Dr. Robert Ellis
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

YOU SAID TO US THAT YOU WERE HOME THAT EVENING OF THE RIOT, YOU STAYED HOME. DID YOU LISTEN TO THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH ON TV?

Dr. Robert Ellis:

Did I listen? I can't honestly say whether I did, or did not uh, hear this, the president's speech. I probably did, but I, I must confess I, um, I was so chagrined at the political manipulation on both sides, the federal and the state governments, that uh, what they had to say was rather meaningless to me. Uh, I had lost, I, I, I really had lost faith in, in both uh, the President and the Governor.