Interview with Phyllis Ellison
QUESTION 9
JACKIE SHEARER:

OK, now I want you to tell me how you felt, what it was like when you got off the bus and had to go into the school.

PHYLLIS ELLISON:

Ah, it was, first I, first of all I felt important when I got off the bus because of the news media that was there. So I, you know, Natalie Jacobson, and, out in front of your school getting the story on your school. So I felt really important going through the metal detectors and making sure that, you know, no one could come into the school armed. I felt important. I felt like this was a big deal to me, to attend in South Boston High School.