Interview with James Bash
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

COULD YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT MEETING?

James Bash:

Well, the meeting...yeah. The meeting was very interesting to me. It was set up in such a way that PTA presidents were on the stage of Jarmen Auditorium and Longwood College and a lot of other leading citizens. A man with the name of Morris Large was the person who headed the, who M.C.'d the proceedings and each of the PTA presidents came to the microphone and made a statement about school desegregation and about having interviewed and talked to all the patrons in their particular school area, and not one was in favor of desegregation. So from then on, that time on, after all of the PTA representatives had made their statements they—it was, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the meeting was to decide, to make some kind of decision with respect to continuing public schools if they had to desegregate.