Interview with Senator Ralph Yarborough
QUESTION 13
INTERVIEWER:

IF YOU WOULD KIND OF EXPRESS THAT SENTIMENT TO ME I'D VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT.

Senator Ralph Yarborough:

Well, when uh, I was treating this as civil rights matters, going to vote for it, but I didn't try to offend my home people in Texas by getting up and arguing that, uh the other side didn't have a right to be heard. One thing as ex-judge, I believe in both sides being heard. And uh, the uh, when this happened at Selma and I saw it on television, to me it expanded beyond uh, civil rights, beyond whether you vote or where you sit in a restaurant or in a cafe or on planes, or trains or buses. It became a matter of human life and tearing the flesh, having dogs tear human flesh out. It became an issue that transcended any of those we were voting on. It became bigger than that.**