Interview with Ernest Green
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

DID YOU EVER, YOU EVER GET OTHER PEOPLE COMING UP TO YOU, I KNOW YOU SAID DURING THE TIME YOU GOT BLACK PEOPLE COMING UP TO YOU, DID YOU EVER GET WHITE PEOPLE COMING UP TO YOU?

Ernest Green:

Yeah, now it's an interesting thing. I get people who have either lived in the South particularly whites, middle-aged whites, uh, and talk about what watching that on TV meant to them. And it's obvious it had a real impact in turning their attitudes or some of ‘em uh, towards uh, uh, the uh, segregationist uh, uh, platform that most southern politicians were putting forward that they started to reconsider. I also had uh—have had any number of uh incidences where soldiers, white soldiers who were protecting us were there and the impact—-the impression that being there as part of the police force had on their, uh, on their heads, uh, and I think in retrospect it, it's obvious that the film footage and the TV coverage of Little Rock uh, gave it a far wider impact than any of us who were the participants uh, uh, were uh, were aware of.