Interview with Orval Faubus
QUESTION 56
INTERVIEWER:

BUT WHY DIDN'T YOU, WHY DIDN'T YOU STEP IN AND SAY THIS LITTLE GIRL IS GOING TO GO TO SCHOOL THIS DAY.

Orval Faubus:

It was in violation of state law, and of the state constitution. [overlap] and the overwhelming public sentiment. I was serving the people of the state. And if the legislature had come in session at the time they would have impeached me and thrown me out like that. That was the sentiment throughout the whole region, you have to take into consideration the, the whole complexities of the situation at the time, you have to deal with the situation…