Interview with Joseph Azbell
QUESTION 26
INTERVIEWER:

BE INTERESTED IF YOU COULD JUST RUN THROUGH FOR US THE KIND OF THE REACTIONS OF THE WHITE COMMUNITY WHEN THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT THE BUSES HAD TO BE SEGREGATED. WHAT THE MAYOR THOUGHT, WHAT THE BUSINESS PEOPLE THOUGHT, WHAT THE BUS COMPANY THOUGHT.

Joseph Azbell:

When the Supreme Court ruled that there was an end to the bus segregation, or transportation segregation, horizontal segregation, because you must remember that they still had that vertical integration all the time, it came as no big shock that really and truly, they said it was going to happen. They could foresee that it was going to happen, and the whites just said, we'll boycott the buses. So the whites boycotted the buses, and the blacks went back on and it was an all black bus and—