Interview with Marian Logan
QUESTION 24
PAUL STECKLER:

And just, you know. Ah, what happened when President Johnson called you. You can start by saying, "When President Johnson called he said what he felt in his voice he was fearing--"

MARIAN LOGAN:

Yes.

PAUL STECKLER:

So what happened that night when President Johnson called.

MARIAN LOGAN:

Well, ah, as I said, he didn't actually call me, I picked up the phone.

PAUL STECKLER:

OK, but when you talked to him.

MARIAN LOGAN:

And when I talked, spoke with him, yes, I could tell he was very upset, not just about the impending death of, announcement that was gonna come out that Martin had died, but what was gonna happen to the country, and, ah, he, he felt that you know, that it was gonna be utter chaos all over the country. And you could hear the fear in his voice, and then Ramsey Clark, ah, phoned and we talked some more. And that's when we came up with the idea that we suggested to the President that he meet with the leaders. As it turned out Bayard Rustin had come here, and then my husband took him to the airport because he decided he was going to Memphis right away. And, ah, Bayard told me later that the President or the White House had pulled his plane early out of the air and landed him in Dulles Air Force.