Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 50
INTERVIEWER:

OKAY. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN THE SUPREME COURT RULED THE BUSES HAD TO BE DESEGREGATED IN MONTGOMERY, THE DECISION THAT CAME OUT OF THE BUS BOYCOTT ITSELF.

Gov. John Patterson:

My best recollection is that we had no real reaction at all except one of being glad that the thing was over. This brought an end to the matter and the people of Alabama adjusted to it very quickly without any difficulty.

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Gov. John Patterson:

WE DON'T KNOW WHY IT WAS, BUT IT WAS ONLY A FEW WEEKS AFTER THE BOYCOTT STARTED, THIS CASE CAME DOWN FROM THE US SUPREME COURT, IT WAS A SOUTH CAROLINA CASE AND IT AH, HELL…