Interview with Gov. George C. Wallace
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

IN 1965 IN JANUARY, MARTIN LUTHER KING TOOK HIS ORGANIZATION TO SELMA, NOW THIS WAS JUST TWO YEARS AFTER BIRMINGHAM, WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN YOU HEARD HE WAS GOING TO SELMA TO BEGIN A CAMPAIGN?

Gov. George C. Wallace:

Oh, I just felt very sorry for have, I was worried about the march because it was so far across that and I was worried about some man of hatred might get in the woods there and shoot someone with a rifle. And I called on President Johnson for help in the matter of protecting the marchers. They had every right to march, it went off perfectly and then some, man of ill will shot and killed Ms. Liuzzo. We were so glad that nobody got, that nobody disturbed anybody. The race was perfectly, the march was perfectly peaceful, the and how glad I was of that. But the other was not the fault of the people of this state, no more than the people of Maryland were at fault in me being shot in their state.