Interview with A.G. Gaston
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

TELL ME ABOUT DAVID VANN.

A. G. Gaston:

He was a good man, he just made a mistake. I had lunch with him yesterday. He was a good, made a good mayor, but he made one, one mistake. They had a police that shot a black girl, here, and uh Vince Townsend and I were in Operation New Birmingham. Uh, David Vann was trying to do the right thing and he appointed a committee. It was a decision for him to make, he appointed this committee, and this committee, they came up with, said with the situation, that they didn't accept, and that, that made him very unpopular. That's when Richard Arrington came in leading the group that he had, and uh, and he probably from – and Richard Arrington today is doing a doggone good job. He's very popular in this community.