Interview with Unita Blackwell
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

HOW WAS IT A VEHICLE TO FIGHT OPPRESSION [unintelligible]?

Unita Blackwell:

Because people feel that they wasn't just helpless anymore, that they had come together and we had black and white that had come from the North and from the West and from, even some cities in the South. These students came and we wasn't a closed society anymore. They came to talk about that we had a right to register to vote, we had a right to stand up for our rights and these kinds of things, and that's a whole new era for us. I mean hadn't anybody said that to us in, in that open way like what happened in 1964. That was the freedom summer.