Interview with Laurie Pritchett
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME ASK YOU UM, WHAT, WHY WAS THERE SO MUCH RESISTANCE TO UH, THIS SENSE OF INTEGRATION IN THE, IN, AMONG THE WHITE PEOPLE, OF THE, IN ALBANY?

Chief Laurie Pritchett:

Well, as I've stated many times, even to then Attorney General Kennedy, uh - it was not the fact that uh, they were totally against it. They just felt that sooner or later, the public accommodation bill would be passed, there would be federal laws governing this, and when there was, the people in our city and county, in uh, our area of South Georgia, would abide by these laws. But until it was a law, they would not uh, freely volunteer to do what they wanted them to do.