Interview with Leola Montgomery
QUESTION 5
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU DESCRIBE FOR US YOUR, YOUR HUSBAND? WHAT WAS HE LIKE, AND UM, WHAT WAS IT THAT YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND WANTED UM, TO ACHIEVE BY BRINGING THE LAWSUIT?

Leola Montgomery:

My husband was a very strong, dedicated man. And he was always on the lookout for something he could do to help his people. And uh having uh gone into the ministry, I think that was really the turning point, that made him really want to branch out, into the deep water, to help his people more. And then going into the NAACP, he was a very strong member in the NAACP at the time. And um, the NAACP got behind these parents, and asked them to go to these different schools, to try to enroll their children, which they did. And the outcome was that they couldn't uh enroll them. They went back to the NAACP, and consequently, the case was started against the school board.

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

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