Interview with Richard Valeriani
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

YOU DIDN'T LEAVE UM, COVERING THAT AFTER THAT INCIDENT AND IN FACT UH YOU WERE UP AND ABOUT COVERING THE MARCH, ON THE 7TH OF MARCH.

Richard Valeriani:

That's right, couple of days later. Well I say, luckily he hit me on the part of, on the thick bone part of the back of the head, so I had some stitches and after a night in the hospital and a day of rest, I felt ok to go back. I was a lot younger then. However you know, it really hit me, the impact of what had happened hit me two weeks later when a Presbyterian minister by the name of Reeb, James Reeb got hit by a guy with an ax handle, in Selma, but he was hit by someone with an overhead swing, it fractured his skull and he died.