Interview with A.G. Gaston
QUESTION 21
INTERVIEWER:

HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU SAW THAT?

A. G. Gaston:

I just couldn't imagine what could have happened. I could see my building, bombing up, and everything, I just couldn't know what was going to happen. That, plus that, that, that bombing of that church, killing those kids. Those will always stay in my mind. But I can reflect back on it now, and see what has happened, as a community that we're living in. See the leadership that Richard Arrington has given this town, and the, I can see the relief that has come to many white people, even white businesses… that are better off today, because instead of having uh, two toilets, they have only one toilet now. So they save money. So the whole thing worked all right. I can see the transit system, where it, they had to have the black folks on the back of the thing, now the black folks is running the thing. You know, everybody's happy on it. So, I've been, seen it all. And profited from it.