Interview with Phyllis Ellison
QUESTION 5
JACKIE SHEARER:

Tell me, describe for me what the bus ride from Bayside Mall up the hill was like. Were you scared?

PHYLLIS ELLISON:

I remember my first day going on the bus, ah, to South Boston High School. I wasn't afraid because I felt important. I didn't know what to expect, ah, what was waiting for me up the hill. We had police escorts, ah, I think there was three motorcycle cops and then two police cruisers in front of the bus and so I felt really important at that time, not knowing what was on the other side of the hill.