Interview with Eleanor Josaitis

OK, hang on a second. Stop. That was great. Can you,, ah, I want to ask you about--


So if you could just tell me about the sense, before anything was happening in the cities, but what it was like in, what your sense was living in the White community.


Living in the White community during the 60s to me, my remembrance of it was that things in the, in the community were fine. We were all raising our children and things were, were wonderful, with our little part of the real estate. But when you turned on television and you saw what was going on in, across the rest of the country, the conversations then became very heated conversations, because people would be talking about what they saw on television last night or what was going on or what was Dr. King all about or what was this movement with,, ah,, ah, the Black Panthers, and what were these new expressions? So there began to be an anger, and the conversations became more and more heated, and there was more confrontations amongst people who thought they had exactly the same values and had the same point of view and were raising their children the same way. So the, the conversations were loud, and the talk was, ah, confused talk, talk, ah, a lot of hatred, a lot of, ah, what's happening and why are people doing this and don't they know what their place is, and a lot of name calling, and a lot of very derogatory name calling, and just a lot of people who were fr- who were frustrated, who didn't understand what was going on, who didn't care to understand what was going on, who just cared to put it down and stop it in any way, didn't want to be a part of it, but somehow felt that just by their own, who they were and their anger, that they could, bring some sort of, make sense out of this and, and what do these folks think they're doing. So there--


Stop for a sec, OK, cut.