Interview with Donie Jones
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT THE BOYCOTT? DO YOU REMEMBER?

Donie Jones:

Hmm-mmm. Just when it come on. I never had heard of nothin' like that until it started here. Because I hadn't been no further than here. This, they ain't been my home always. I was born in Lowndes County, but I came here when I was about-—I'd say about 19, and uh, well, I'd say about 20. Because uh, when I came here and I went back home after I come here, and, and uh, I think I was pregnant when I came here, And I worked a while out on the farm with some white people. I stopped and cooked and cleaned up for a long time, until the lady made me mad, and I quit there. Then I come here. And I worked down in, on Gray Street, we had a shirt factory here then, and I went to the shirt factory and worked there until I got ready to go back home. And I went back home and stayed there until the baby was born, and the baby was six or eight months old when I come back.