Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 15
INTERVIEWER:

SO WHEN THE FREEDOM RIDERS FIRST CAME INTO ALABAMA, WHAT WERE YOU PREPARED TO DO AS GOVERNOR, IN EITHER A, HOW WERE YOU …

Gov. John Patterson:

As far as I can remember, interstate, interstate travelers could sit on the buses anywhere they wanted to at that time, in fact even in cross state travel at that time, you could sit on the bus anywhere you wanted to. So that was not really what they were after. What they were after were waiting rooms, restaurants and lunch counters. That's what they were trying to force themselves into.