Interview with Gov. George C. Wallace
QUESTION 33
INTERVIEWER:

NOW, TWO DAYS LATER THE DEMONSTRATORS TRIED ANOTHER MARCH THEY CALLED MARTIN LUTHER KING CALLED IN A LOT OF MINISTERS AND LAY PEOPLE OF THAT SORT AND THEY TRIED TO GO ACROSS THE BRIDGE AGAIN, AND AT THAT I'M THE TROOPERS OPENED UP THE LINES AS IF THEY COULD PASS TO MONTGOMERY. I'M WONDERING WERE YOU ON THE PHONE, WAS THERE AN OPEN PHONE LINE, WERE YOU TALKING…

Gov. George C. Wallace:

I told them, look the march, I did not think they were going to, if they had intended to go to Montgomery starting at night, I probably would have asked them, ask them to please don't march in the night time. Because we got a report how much it would take to guarantee, absolute protection for everyone and we didn't have the resources. So I called on President Johnsons in article 4, section 4 of the constitution to send us troops to help maintain order.** So so it was his folks that were here to help maintain order. And it as at all.