Interview with William Simmons
QUESTION 18
INTERVIEWER:

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT STALLING TACTICS. UH, OK, HOW DID YOU ALL UH, UH, PROCEED DURING THAT TEN YEAR PERIOD?

William Simmons:

The strategy of the Citizens Council during the years following the U.S. Supreme Court decision was to delay, to delay, to delay, uh because nothing was to be gained by not delaying, uh, hence that seemed to be the sensible thing to do. And it did work for ten years until the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and that in itself led only to what was called token integration which was very slight and really of not any concern at all.