Interview with Leola Montgomery
QUESTION 11
INTERVIEWER:

THE LOWER COURTS DECIDED THAT THE SCHOOLS, THE BLACK SCHOOL, AND THE WHITE SCHOOLS, WERE BOTH EQUAL. WHAT WAS YOUR OPINION ABOUT THAT? WOULD YOU HAVE AGREED WITH THAT AT THE TIME?

Leola Montgomery:

Well, so far as education was concerned, I would say that we were getting a quality education. It might not have been on the same level, as the other, the white children were—not quite as good an education as they were getting. But uh, they just, in that respect, I don't think they were equal. So that was one reason that we wanted to pursue it to a higher court.