Interview with Ernest Green
QUESTION 16
INTERVIEWER:

WHEN YOU WERE WALKING ACROSS THE STAGE DID YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WERE WALKING FOR MORE THAN JUST YOU OR WAS IT JUST…

Ernest Green:

Well, I knew I was walking for the other eight students that were the eight of us there, and I, I figured that I was making a statement and helping black peoples' existence in Little Rock. Now beyond that, we'd never had much of a focus on what the nation, or what the world impact was of uh, of Little Rock, only after we left, uh, after I left high school and started to run into a lot of people. But I did know I was making a statement for more than just myself. That it was, uh, going to be more than just my own personal education and, uh, what I thought we were doing was uh, removing a series of barriers for black people to uh, be able to have free mobility in Little Rock and uh, free access to, to other options.