Interview with Orval Faubus
QUESTION 60
INTERVIEWER:

WELL WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT IT THOUGH?

Orval Faubus:

She was protected, the guard gathered around her and ordered the people away and also the state police and her safety was assured. Now that was my concern. [overlap]My concern was the safety of the people. My concern was not the integration or the segregation of the school at the time. My main concern was peace and order. And to protect lives and property. Had you rather I had forsaken that? Had the general public, rather? Had Brownell or the others, did they want integration to go forward with so many deaths? Or did they want it handled in such a way that it could be eventually affected peaceably, as it was.