Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 42
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT WERE THE NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE FREEDOM RIDERS?

Gov. John Patterson:

I think the negative effects was the hostility that was generated and created between the justice department particularly and the United States government and the people of Alabama and particularly the state government of Alabama. I think it demonstrated at that time that we couldn't necessarily trust these people and I guess they probably felt like they couldn't trust us.