Interview with Colonel Floyd Mann
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

I DON'T THINK, I DON'T THINK IT WILL MAKE IT. SO UH, JUST GIVE ME AN IDEA OF WHAT THE CHOICES WERE FOR THE VOTER IN 58 ELECTION IN ALABAMA.

Col. Floyd Mann:

Well, in the 1958 Governor's election, the choices was Governor John Patterson or Governor George Wallace. Both uh, at that time, segregation in Alabama was a political uh, issue. And I believe at that point in time in Alabama, to those candidates it was very important that they receive support from people who felt very strongly on this issue. And so you will know more of what I mean, I'm talking uh about groups like the Ku Klux Klan, that type of people, because you have to remember at that point in time, in Alabama politics, that was before the voting act, so uh, how other people felt at that time was not of a great concern of people running for Governor.