Interview with Mayor Joseph Smitherman
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT ROLE DID THE PRESS PLAY IN THIS?

Mayor Joseph Smitherman:

The press, without the press there would have been no voting rights act. Because every day, and a lot of young people don't realize it now, but everyday for about 3 months, Selma was headline news. Now they see marches all over the country, and other countries too, but this is where they really started the mass, day by day marching. And everyday it was something different.