Interview with Leola Montgomery
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

I WANT TO FOLLOW UP ON SOMETHING YOU WERE JUST TELLING ME UM

Leola Montgomery:

After having gone over to the school to enroll Linda, and then they came home, and he was very much upset, and he said to me that uh they wouldn't me enroll Linda at Sumner Grade School, and said that it wasn't the policy — it wasn't the principal, but it was the policy of the school board, that blacks go to separate but equal schools. He says, but I can't uh go along with that, he says, it's just pointless to have a school in your neighborhood, and not being able to attend. So we pay taxes, just like everybody else, on these schools. So he says, I'm going to see if we can't get something done about it. And that's when he went back to the NAACP, and reported, and they decided to start the case against the school board.