Interview with Leola Montgomery
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

FINALLY, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS, UH, AND YOUR HUSBAND'S FEELINGS, WHEN UH YOU HEARD THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAD UH, UPHELD YOUR CASE?

Leola Montgomery:

Oh my, I tell you, when I heard it on the radio that day, I was home alone, and I was just almost shouting myself. I was just overjoyed, you know. And I got on the phone and called my mother, and I told her about it, and I think we both were in tears, when we were talking about it. And I could not wait until my family got home that evening. First the children came, and I told them, and they were just real happy. We all were happy. And then when my husband came in, and I told him, oh, we just had a hallelujah time. And he said a special prayer, as I said, he was a minister, and uh it was just, just, we had, something that we just couldn't uh…