Interview with Don Evans
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

OK, TELL ME THAT, I NEVER WENT TO JAIL, BUT I DID GET, I DID GET HOSED, OR WHATEVER,

Don Evans:

OK. Well, you know, at that time you, you had, oh I guess, forty fifty thousand people in the street. You know and and you startin' from one point and you are locked arm in arm, you know, singin' "We Shall Overcome" and you're just marchin' down the street. And there you got your front line, you know, which is the… defenseless, and you got guns and dogs and billy-clubs and hoses right in front of you, you know. And, you knowin all this is comin' at you as soon as you, you reach a point you know. But it got so that, you know, you forgot about it. It's kind of like, like bein' in the army, when I was in the army at war time. Uh… you stop thinking about dying. You know, it get past the fear of, of leavin', leavin' there, you know, leavin' everything that's around you. And you reach a point where you realize that, you material things are about nothing. You know, it's about how you feel inside and, I guess, like I said before I don't want to go through it again, but if I had to I would. You know, it I thought that it would have the effect now that it had then, you know. Yeah. But it was a frightening experience to… very frightening. But I've been in tougher situations before. Really.