Interview with Marcia Webb Lecke
QUESTION 2
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT DID YOU EXPECT WHEN THAT SCHOOL YEAR OPENED? WHAT WERE YOUR EXPECTATIONS?

Marcia Webb Lecke:

Well, I don't think we thought about what was going to happen when school started, in terms of integration. We had been practicing cheerleading, and looking forward to the school, and then when the announcement uh, came, it was almost as though, oh no, what is Faubus doing to ruin our year? So it didn't seem like we thought in terms of integration being at all a factor. It was Faubus, and what he was doing. And uh, I think from that point on, we just did what principal and our teachers asked us to do in trying to make it as normal a year as possible.