Interview with Phyllis Ellison
QUESTION 19
JACKIE SHEARER:

If you had it to do over again, would you?

PHYLLIS ELLISON:

Stop.



JACKIE SHEARER:

So give me the good and the bad or if you had it to do over again, would you?

PHYLLIS ELLISON:

If I had to do it all over again, because of my civil rights, um, I thought that they were being violated because a White person was not going to tell me that I couldn't go to a White school, that I couldn't attend South Boston High School. But as far as the education, I think we've spent a lot more time out of school in the holding rooms, fighting, and a lot could have been--I could've gotten a better education because I wouldn't have spent so much time with the you know, court systems and the Judge Garrity and the school being closed, and a lot of the days were just half of the days, especially initially. And in '74 I don't think there was too many weeks in the beginning where we went to school every single day, that the school wasn't released early, at least one or two times that week.

JACKIE SHEARER:

Cut.