Interview with Mary L. Hightower
QUESTION 35
JACKIE SHEARER:

That was a perfect answer. But I'm going to ask you to do it one more time but just mention that the eyes of the nation and your own communities were on you as you were leaving. But that was a perfect answer, so do it again.

MARY HIGHTOWER:

OK, um, in going to Gary, um, and leaving Mississippi and leaving our homes, ah, our little local, our local community, local eyes was on us as well as the national eyes was on us to see if we was going to succeed or fail.

JACKIE SHEARER:

I hate to do this, but you're going to have to do that one again.

MARY HIGHTOWER:

I figured as much.