Interview with John McLaurin
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

NOW YOU WERE AT THAT FOOTBALL GAME AGAINST KENTUCKY, THE SATURDAY BEFORE, COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT WHAT THE GOVERNOR SAID AND HOW PEOPLE, GIVE US A LITTLE…

John McLaurin:

Well, of course its been twenty-six years ago since the football game the night before this occurred, but at the half-time uh, in the Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Governor Barnett made a talk and he just assured the people that uh, he was standing pat and the people were with him, they applauded him, they stood, they applauded him and he had the crowd in the palm of his hand.