Interview with C. T. Vivian
QUESTION 45
INTERVIEWER:

O.K., CONTINUING ALONG WITH THAT THOUGHT, WHAT ABOUT THE CITY FATHERS, MOST ALL OF THEIH EXCEPT FOR I GUESS [unintelligible] ON, ON THE COUNCIL ARE WHITE. WHAT'S THEIR REACTION AS A BODY, TO THE SIT-INS?

C. T. Vivian:

Uh, they see their image, the, the, the City Council itself, the city fathers themselves, see their image being destroyed, they don't quite know how to handle this, They have within their midst Attorney [Z. Alexander] Looby, who was also president of NAACP, uh, who was uh, uh, one of, probably one of the only lawyers in Nashville uh, regardless of color uh, with a doctorate in law uh, Looby was a, a very forceful uh, spokesman uh you had, however, also uh, two or three other outstanding lawyers. The, when the cases came to court uh, that's when our, our group of lawyers came to the front uh, and uh, uh two or three others beside Looby were as outstanding and far- and very, very effective. Uh, [Enicks?], Attorney [Enicks?] was very effective in delineating the problem in the cl- uh, in the, in the uh, uh, courtroom. Uh, uh…