Interview with Orval Faubus
QUESTION 47
INTERVIEWER:

ARE YOU?

Orval Faubus:

Are, am now? Or ever will be. My opponents in ‘56, ‘58 and ‘60 in the campaigns proclaimed themselves unyielding segregationists and challenged me to state my position. I refused. I said I was governor of all the people, to try to serve all of them, of whatever viewpoint. I was accused of saying "never" to integration. This is untrue. At the very time all this was happening, my own son entered an integrated college in Arkansas [overlap] colleges which had been integrated in my administration for which I had been condemned.