Interview with Gov. John Patterson
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT WAS THAT, PUBLIC INTEREST IS SORT OF A MILD DESCRIPTION…

Gov. John Patterson:

Well, I think that actually they, they saw these people being sent into Alabama for the purpose of stirring up difficulty and trouble for the people of Alabama, who were trying to solve their problems themselves. And they saw this as outside interference and planned agitation simply to embarrass the people of Alabama.