Interview with Donie Jones


Donie Jones:

Oh no, un-uh, un-uh. I didn't think that would ever happen. But it did. It sure did. And I was on the buses, some of the buses was, was uh, were running, some of the city buses. I was worked at Maxell Field then. And the bus driver, when I got on the bus one morning, you know hadn't never had no trouble before, riding the bus, cause people would be talking—-you know how if some of us get on the bus and talk so much and everything. But I would get on the bus and go and get me a seat and sit down. And we could never sit to the front of the bus. We had to go back by the back door, always if any white peoples was on there. They didn't want the Negro to sit opposite to them. So after the bus boycott come on, well, it hadn't took effect good here, but they was talking about the uh, marching. Talking about Reverend King then was going all over, all over the world and trying to bring peace. Trying to desegregate people, the white and the colored. But uh, he wasn't here then, but after the bus boycott they went to squabbling about the colored peoples getting on the bus. I don't know how tired you be. You can work the whole day long and be so tired, and you had to stand up from where you get on it there until somebody else get off, or, then you could get their seat. And the seats up front where the white peoples could start sitting right behind him are in back to the places where you know, give the colored a chance to sit down too, but they didn't do it.