Interview with Phyllis Ellison
QUESTION 11
JACKIE SHEARER:

Now also, you told me that your mother didn't want you to go to Southie, that she was afraid. What was she afraid of?

PHYLLIS ELLISON:

She, my mother was afraid for my safety. She, you know, would see South Boston High School being publicized on the evening news every night, every morning, in the, ah, paper and she did not want me to attend because she was afraid for my safety. But I thought that it was my civil rights and that my civil rights were being violated. Not so much by Judge Garrity but by the people at South Boston High in South Boston.

JACKIE SHEARER:

Great. Cut.