Interview with Phyllis Ellison

And what about the fact that some of the people in South Boston didn't want you to go to South Boston High, how did that make you feel?


OK, that was the reason why, once I got to school, I wanted to continue to go to South Boston High School because I felt that it was my civil rights duty to attend there and that it wasn't the fact that I was being forced to bus by Judge Garrity, it was the fact that the White people at South Boston, in South Boston were saying to me that, you can't attend this school because you're Black. I thought that was wrong.