Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT, WERE YOU ANTICIPATING THIS LEVEL OF VIOLENCE, WHAT DID YOU, WHAT DID THE PEOPLE MOST WORRIED ABOUT WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT THE FREEDOM RIDES?

Gov. John Patterson:

Well, I don't think at first anybody paid much attention to it, after all, I mean, we, we really didn't think it was a very serious matter and I believe there was something like ten or twelve, or maybe fifteen of them.