Interview with Nicholas Katzenbach
QUESTION 33
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT ABOUT THE UM, EVENTS THAT SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS TURNAROUND TUESDAY. GOVERNOR LEROY COLLINS WAS SENT IN TO KIND OF UH, NEGOTIATE THAT, CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT?

Nicholas Katzenbach:

Well, we were never sure, when, uh, King led his second march on the bridge a couple of days later, whether he was going to turn around or not. Uh, we had uh, people working in the conciliation service uh under uh Governor LeRoy Collins were down there trying to persuade uh, Dr. King to that result. Uh, John Doar was down there, Ramsey Clark was down there I believe, uh, and uh, uh, I was listening to a report from John Doar in my office and uh, really didn't know whether Dr. King would turn around and go back or whether there would be another outbreak of violence, but he did and he did comply with the law, and of course that made it much easier for us, he was under an injunction not to march at that time.