Interview with Virginia Durr
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

I'D LIKE TO BRING YOU BACK TO THE BOYCOTT IN, IN MEMORY, AND DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU HEARD THAT THE BOYCOTT WAS GOING TO BE OVER THAT FIRST DAY OF, OF WHEN PEOPLE GOT BACK ON THE BUSES? DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT YOU FELT LIKE?

Virginia Durr:

Uh, well I knew it was going to happen anyway because to a meeting on Sunday and Mr. Nixon had gotten up and said that the boycott was going to take place uh, on Monday when she went to the uh, but it was only supposed to be for one day. And I remember Mr. Nixon getting up, you know he was a Pullman Car Porter, and he got up and he said to this big church group, he said look, we have worn aprons long enough, and time has come to take off the apron and be a man. And uh, so, sure enough Monday morning when Mrs. Parks' uh trial was started the whole court uh, you know, was filled with black men, all the front of it was filled with black men. With these black men here I feel so… you know, constrained telling what it's like.