Interview with James Bash
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

STOP FOR A MOMENT. CATCH YOUR BREATH.

James Bash:

Ha! God! OK, straighten up, Jim—I think most white people in Prince Edward County and more specifically in Farmville felt that it was unnecessary to change the situation so far as their children was concerned because they were doing very well in school. There was, if my recollection is correct, a rather large percentage of youngsters graduating from Farmville High School where I was principal who were going on to college to some substantial institutions in the North as well as the South and of course Longwood college was right in town, and it was relatively easy for them to get into Longwood College if they did not choose to go elsewhere. So the general situation was, as I recall it, that people simply didn't want to make any changes, while they had what, Harry Golden called, stand-up integration and sit-down desegregation. They still didn't really want to make any changes in the school system. They felt that what was going on was all right, why change it?