Interview with A.G. Gaston
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

DID YOU, WHEN YOU LOOKED AROUND AT THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT EXISTED FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY, DID YOU FEEL SOME SORT OF RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE YOU HAD BEEN SORT OF FORTUNATE IN MAKING SOME MONEY? DID YOU FEEL AN OBLIGATION TO DO SOMETHING?

A. G. Gaston:

Well, yes, it was all of us in the same pot, we was self survival. Wasn't so much as helping myself, it was helping the other fellow so we all could survive. That was my interest in the uh, Civil Rights Movement. It wasn't a selfish movement; it was for all of us. Um, they say Arthur Shores did quite a bit of the legal work, but I was fortunate enough to have had a little money, and I did the financing, most of it.