Interview with Burke Marshall
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

IT WASN'T A CATALYST, THAT WASN'T THE CATALYST FOR BRINGING IN THE MARSHALS?

Burke Marshall:

No, no, the, at the time that that happened, that John Seiganthaler was hit, we had already collected the marshals. I mean we didn't want to use marshals, we didn't went to use troops, we didn't want to use physical force, we wanted the governor of Alabama to behave like a governor and use the state police and the state forces to protect people from getting beaten up in the capital of the state of Alabama. It was disgraceful. But by the time that that had happened in Montgomery, we had already started to put into place the physical force that was used later.