Interview with Harold Engstrom
QUESTION 2
INTERVIEWER:

IN TERMS OF BEING A SOUTHERN CITY, WOULD YOU CLASSIFY LITTLE ROCK AS HAVING BEEN MODERATE, ABOUT MIDDLE IN THE SPECTRUM, OR FURTHER TO ONE SIDE OR ANOTHER? WHERE WOULD YOU PLACE IT?

Harold Engstrom:

Well, we certainly were not – Little Rock was certainly not a, a dedicated southern city, like Alabama or, or Mississippi. We were not as liberal as some of the—we in Little Rock were not as liberal as some of the other parts of the state—the northwestern part of the state, which has always been a little more closely tied to Missouri and to the Midwest, and closer to the Mason-Dixon line, and the Civil War, actually Republican counties at the time—after the Civil War. Little Rock was in between. Little Rock was a moderate, median attitude about things, and—my word was kind of objective, we were constructive, trying to get beyond this point to something better, and something further along the way.