Interview with Fred Nauman
QUESTION 14
LOUIS MASSIAH:

Just really briefly, can you just describe what happened in the auditorium and being told to leave or asked if White teachers wanted to leave, once again.

FRED NAUMAN:

Ah, when, ah, when the assembly was called, ah, Bill Harris the principal, ah, said, "The White teachers might not be comfortable with what's going on here. If you want to leave, you may." And many of us left. Ah, those who stayed reported that what went on was really inciting, ah, the youngsters to, ah, to negative impressions about the Whites.





LOUIS MASSIAH:

Once again, could you describe that assembly with Bill Harris after the assassination of Martin Luther King.

FRED NAUMAN:

Well the morning after the assassination of Martin Luther King, ah, the school was in turmoil. Ah, the principal called an assembly of all the students and teachers and once we were all in there, he invited the White teachers to leave the room. Many of us did. Some didn't. Ah, and what, those who remained reported to the rest of us afterwards is that what went on in there, ah, was really an incitement of the students against the White teachers.