Interview with Paula Giddings
QUESTION 22
JUDY RICHARDSON:

Talk about Robin Gregory's coronation and becoming queen and being in that audience, what was it like?

PAULA GIDDINGS:

I remember being in Crampton Auditorium the evening that the homecoming queen was selected and coronated. And the place of course was filled to capacity and there was tremendous excitement in the room. I remember very precise, Oh. God.

JUDY RICHARDSON:

Start again

PAULA GIDDINGS:

Start all over again? OK. Ah, I remember being in Crampton Auditorium the evening that the homecoming queen was coronated. It was filled to capacity. It was the event of the season after all. And there was excitement in the room. I remember all the candidates going up front for the last time and then going toward the back of the stage. And how it worked was, of course it was a actually secret ballot of who would win. And we would not know until we would see the winning homecoming queen sit in a throne on the stage and it was a revolving stage so the back of the throne was to the audience and the stage would slowly revolve.