Interview with Orval Faubus


Orval Faubus:

I said all the time it would be integrated, but there must be some time for tempers to cool and for uh, intentions to die down and for people to realize that if this was going to be, it was going to be and that their extreme opposition efforts were futile. That was what I plead with to the President of the United States, he agreed with me, I sold my point to him he even asked Attorney General Brownell to go to Little Rock and ask for it to be postponed for a time to give things a chance to cool off, but Brownell refused to do it. In fact he lied to the President in my presence about it.