Interview with Colonel Floyd Mann
QUESTION 54
INTERVIEWER:

OK WHAT ABOUT THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND, AND GOVERNOR PATTERSON AS, AS THE, THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, CAN YOU JUST ELABORATE ON THAT? WHAT WAS THE ISSUE REALLY HERE?

Col. Floyd Mann:

Well, I think the issue between Governor Patterson and the Attorney General was the uh, the issue of publicly uh trying to get a commitment from the governor to protect these people while they were in Alabama. And I don't think the Governor ever did want to go on record of giving a commitment to him about that.