Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 35
INTERVIEWER:

DID YOU FEEL EMBARASSED AS THE GOVERNOR IN THAT POSITION THAT YOU WERE, AFTER MONTGOMERY…

Gov. John Patterson:

Well, naturally we were embarrassed that this happened to us down here. And it was a situation that could have been avoided, and to have the justice department of the United States doing what they did, sending in 600 federal marshals, flying in a company of infantry from Fort Benning, and hiding them in a hanger out here at Maxwell Field near Montgomery, all of this was designed to embarrass us and we were embarrassed by it.