Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 25
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT ABOUT PREPARATIONS YOU COULD HAVE MADE AFTER THE ANASTON AND BIRMINGHAM INCIDENT AND PRIOR TO GOING INTO MONTGOMERY. WHAT WAS THE SPECIFIC AGREEMENT YOU HAD IN RELATION TO THE FREEDOM RIDERS, BEFORE THEY WENT INTO MONTGOMERY, I'M BACKTRACKING A LITTLE BIT NOW. WHAT WAS YOUR…

Gov. John Patterson:

What we were doing, was doing everything that we could to see that nothing happened to these people, short of just taking charge of them and escorting them where they wanted to go. I mean nobody really wanted to do that.