Interview with Colonel Floyd Mann
QUESTION 63
INTERVIEWER:

I'M SORRY LET ME BACK UP AND START YOU AGAIN.

Col. Floyd Mann:

Well, when they began to get off the bus, people began to attack them, and looked like it just coming out of all, everywhere, just mobs of people began to appear at the bus station, that's when we immediately sent for the 100 state troopers, but before they could arrive, uh cars were set on fire, people were attacked. Newspaper people were beaten, their cameras bursted. But uh, after the uh troopers arrived law and order was restored and we marched those people to a church. At this point in time Governor Patterson decided that we needed to call, we needed to have martial law in Montgomery, Alabama.