Interview with Mayor Joseph Smitherman
QUESTION 25
INTERVIEWER:

ON THE DAY WHEN THE MARCH GOT UNDERWAY TOWARD MONTGOMERY WITH PROTECTION AND EVERYTHING, YOU DIDN'T THINK THAT…

Mayor Joseph Smitherman:

I thought they were gone, I thought that was it. Uh, you know they're out of Selma, Montgomery's got ‘em - that's great, but uh, they just went to Montgomery and course, they didn't march all the marchers, they just uh, marched bout 3 or 4 miles and then trains carried some of them to Montgomery but bout three hundred and fifty or some what marched all the way to Montgomery and you had movie stars flying and all that but, uh you had Walter Ruther with the AFL-CIO, you had all those people in here, the whole world it seemed like came in here from the news media all your big broadcasters were in here at least for one day.