Interview with James L. Hicks
QUESTION 18
INTERVIEWER:

CUT PLEASE. WAS LIKE WHEN YOU GOT JUMPING AHEAD TO LITTLE ROCK, IN 1957, WHAT WAS YOUR SENSE OF THE TOWN WHEN YOU ARRIVED THERE?

James L. Hicks:

when you asking about Little Rock and, uh, I can recall having been stationed at Fort Joseph T. Robinson I think it is ah, anyway, in the army, I had been stationed and that's right outside of Little Rock, so that ah, I was there with the ah, I remember being in the army from there you know? But I knew that it was a segregated town and ah, ah, it was not unlike Mississippi, but, ah I did not feel that ah, they would bar people from the schools and of course when I got there they barred these people from the schools. This was quite a shock to me. And I looked up Daisy Bates and we sat down ah, it was just something that I couldn't imagine.