Interview with Marcia Webb Lecke
QUESTION 11
INTERVIEWER:

UM, WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO SEE THE TROOPS IN THE HALL THAT YEAR? IT'S SORT OF A, A FUNNY THOUGHT TO, TO US TO THINK ABOUT GUARDS IN A HALL IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Marcia Webb Lecke:

Having troops in the hall does sound like it would be somewhat intimidating, or cause fear, or provoke some kind of negative thoughts. But seeing the troops at, at Central, um, other than those first few days, and being irritated with Faubus, I think it was somewhat accepted, that they had a reason to be there, and I, I pretty much ignored them. Because one had a place to get to, and, and then we would hear rumors, though, about what some of the troops were doing. And since I never saw it, then I would always say, well, that's not true. You know about being in the girls' restroom, or something like that. So, so my thought—I wasn't finished—so my thought at the time was that …

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

THAT WAS A ROLLOUT ON THE CAMERA, SO WE'RE GOING TO CAMERA ROLL 121.

Marcia Webb Lecke:

Oh the, oh, ok.