Interview with Laurie Pritchett


Chief Laurie Pritchett:

Uh, well this is a good question. Uh, it wasn't that the city officials of Albany were segregationists, we had a Catholic Mayor, we had a Jewish Judge, [unintelligible] Judge – we were a metropolitan city, so to speak. Uh, but it was a fact that uh, we didn't, when I say we – myself and the City Council, and the Mayor - did not want to be forced into doing something uh, by force, intimidation. And this is, in one sense, is what it was - we were intimidated, we were threatened.**