Interview with Burke Marshall
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

GIVEN HERE'S THE [NEW?] REGULATION IN PLACE, RIGHT AFTER THAT, THE FREEDOM RIDERS ARE ARRESTED IN ALABAMA, GEORGIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CRITISIZED FOR NOT ACTING AT THAT POINT.

Burke Marshall:

Well, my recollection with Albany, Georgia in the first place they claimed they weren't arresting them to enforce segregation. They were arresting then for some other purpose. So that was a dispute. I have no doubt about which side of the dispute was right but there was a dispute and an argument. But, we did do something. The city almost immediately agreed to desegregate these facilities in Albany. And the movement in Albany moved out of the bus station where it started from and other areas of the cities and other problems where we didn't have the authority that we could wave at the city of Albany that we had in the case of the bus stations.