Interview with Leola Montgomery
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU TELL US AGAIN ABOUT THE RANGE OF REACTION IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY TO WHAT YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND WERE DOING WITH THE NAACP IN THE SUIT?

Leola Montgomery:

We really didn't have any adverse reaction. Everybody seemed to be for it, except one woman. There was one woman uh that said, well, why do you want to do that? Aren't you pleased with what we already have? Why do you want your children to be going to school with the white children, you know. And we tried to explain that it wasn't that. But it was that uh, just uh the thought of her having to go so far, when there was a school in our neighborhood, you know. And she should be able to go to it, as we were taxpayers, as well as anyone else, you know. It wasn't that we just wanted to be uh with someone else, you know.