Interview with Ernest Green
QUESTION 25
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT SIGHT OF YOU GOING UP THE STEPS MEANT TO THE WHITE, TO THE WHITE SOUTH?

Ernest Green:

Well, I was too busy just trying to get into school that day, and I don't think uh… it, it's only uh, in a reflective process do I see how imposive uh, uh, impressive and imposing that uh, that picture of us being marched up the steps uh, with the army must have meant to white southerners cause this was the first time that the Federal Government had used that much force to uh, uh, reinforce the '54 decision. And I think for the first time, it must have dawned on them that uh, this was a decision that they would just gon have to get in tune with.