Interview with Colonel Floyd Mann
QUESTION 70
INTERVIEWER:

OK, JUST GIVE ME IN A FEW SENTENCES UH, A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SIEGENTHALER IN THAT MEETING IF YOU REMEMBER HIM, THAT MEETING IN MONTGOMERY. JUST A COUPLE OF SENTENCES. REMEMBER?

Col. Floyd Mann:

Well, Mr. Siegenthaler was uh kind of like myself, he was there to totally represent the feelings of the Attorney General and the government and I was really impressed with Mr. Siegenthaler's uh, seemingly sincere efforts to resolve this matter. And uh, he pushed real hard to get an answer about uh could he guarantee this, could the governor guarantee the safety of these people. The Governor was just as uh, adamant not to give that commitment, so at that point in time I certainly felt that uh, by having been appointed by the Governor that I certainly should assure them at that time that I felt that uh law and order could prevail in Alabama.**