Interview with Burke Marshall
QUESTION 21
INTERVIEWER:

MAKE SURE I WAS CLEAR ON THAT.

Burke Marshall:

Well, the situation in Albany was confused in my mind and it was confused at the time and I don't recollect it very clearly. It is a fact that the federal judge in that district that was appointed by President Kennedy turned out to be a terrible judge. He was a terrible mistake. There was some reason why we made the mistake. I mean we relied on statements with respect to how Judge Elliot could be expected to behave which didn't turn out to be right. They were wrong. They couldn't, they were [ wronger ] than you could possibly have expected. But that is true. That is not I think the only reason that Martin King withdrew from Albany. The fact is that the Albany movement was sort of splintered, it wasn't cohesive. Things were a little unclear, and it, to some degree, petered out rather than have a specific event which stopped it.

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

CAMERA 151.