SO I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU WERE FIFTEEN… I WAS FIFTEEN IN 1963, JUST TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN THE DEMONSTRATIONS. AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE.
Well, in 1963, I was fifteen years old and uh, I got involved uh… with the situations that were happening in Birmingham at that time, uh… simply because I guess every black in Birmingham was participating at that time, uh… you had your, your leaders from SCLC, you know and followers and members that were going around to different high schools in Birmingham and some were just taking classrooms, disrupting classrooms and makin' everybody go out in the streets and march. And uh, I got involved that way. And I didn't… I grew up uh, I guess, twelve, thirteen blocks from downtown Birmingham and that's where most of the uh, the riots occurred, so I was just involved. It was the thing to do at that time.