Interview with Phyllis Ellison
QUESTION 22
JACKIE SHEARER:

Now, can you tell me the story about why you didn't get to go to the prom?

PHYLLIS ELLISON:

I didn't go to my prom because I felt that it was a all-White prom. The Black students had no input in the prom, the planning of the prom whatsoever. So it was as if we didn't exist. And there wasn't enough Black students to vote against the White students because there was more White students attending than Black. So we had no voice. We had no say-so. And we didn't want to attend. So we boycotted and there wasn't one Black student that attended the prom in '77.

JACKIE SHEARER:

Cut.