Interview with Casey Hayden
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

IN ALBANY WHAT WAS THE, WHAT WERE SOME OF THE REACTIONS YOU DID GET THOUGH FROM THE, CAUSE THEY WERE THE SAME TYPE OF KIDS BASICALLY, RIGHT? I MEAN THEY WERE COLLEGE KIDS…

Casey Hayden:

Well, it was, you know, a lot of culture shock, just culture shock. It was uh, and people were impacted by this sort of uh, disorganized style of the black community, by the poverty, by the heat, a lot of talk about the heat. Uh, I think they were impacted by um, the different, I don't think they expected the various kinds of um, emotional receptions they received, people expected a warmer reception, there was, there was a lot of hostility in the black community toward whites that came out, toward volunteers. There was a lot more warmth than they expected too, I think the extremes of the kinds of receptions they received impacted people, fear.