Interview with Helen Kelly

OK Mrs. Kelly, tell me about that Sunday morning and how you heard about the riot.


Oh, I got my kids ready for church, for Sunday School rather, and the bus, ah, came by, came, they walked from, ah, Highland and, ah, to, ah, we lived on Highland and they walked from Highland and 14th to, ah, Lynwood and Highland, to catch the church bus and they went to school and So when my daughter got to church she called back and said, "Momma, it's Judgment Day." I said, "What you mean?" Said, "Everything is burning." I say, "Why?" She said, "They say there's a riot going on." And I almost had a fit behind that**. And I was worried until they brought them back home after church, 'til they come home, thank God, in one piece.