Interview with Georgia Ayers

What do you hope for your community? How is it going to survive as a minority?


All of my life, sir. I'm 60 years old. I have been fighting for survival against racism, oppression, economically and every other way. I am fighting for a better way of life for my children. I understand now, for a fact, that my children don't have to drink in the Black fountains as I did. When they go downtown, they don't have to go in the back and set in the back to try on a pair of shoes. They don't have to buy a hat and take it home because they cannot try it on. We have integration as far as the White man says it's there. My thing is to take what you have, make something of it and never be satisfied.