Interview with Colonel Floyd Mann
QUESTION 27
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU DESCRIBE LIKE WHAT HAPPENED AT BIRMINGHAM?

Col. Floyd Mann:

Well, uh at that point in time uh, it was just totally something new to law enforcement in Alabama. Uh, what was happening and why it was happening and it caught them, the police departments and people off guard. Uh, they had, certainly had not been trained for this type of thing, the police, deputies and what have you. So uh, I think the best way to tell you that uh, the people that was handling the situation there were people that had rather that bus had never come to Alabama.