Interview with Marian Logan
QUESTION 26
PAUL STECKLER:

In one sentence all I want you to tell me is that the night that Dr. King was shot I talked to President Johnson.

MARIAN LOGAN:

Uhum.

PAUL STECKLER:

So can you tell me that?

MARIAN LOGAN:

All right. The night Dr. King--

PAUL STECKLER:

No, let's do a conversation.

MARIAN LOGAN:

All right. OK.

PAUL STECKLER:

So, ah, what happened that night?

MARIAN LOGAN:

Well I spoke with President Johnson.

PAUL STECKLER:

Sorry, sorry

MARIAN LOGAN:

That's all right.

MARIAN LOGAN:

Tell me what you, just tell me--



PAUL STECKLER:

So whenever you're ready.

MARIAN LOGAN:

Ah, the night Dr. King was shot I spoke with President Johnson on the phone. And he, of course, was very distressed, very. I could hear this fear in his voice, you know. He spoke always very quietly, but he was terribly upset, and he just didn't know what to do, he was asking for help. And Ramsey Clark, who was on, who phoned also, and we talked awhile. And my husband got on, and we decided that the best thing was for the President could meet with the remaining leaders, the Black leaders.

PAUL STECKLER:

OK, we'll cut it after that.

MARIAN LOGAN:

OK.