Interview with Fred Nauman

What happened to your friendships with Black teachers during that time, particularly teachers who decided to go in? If you could be specific.


The relationship with, with the Black teachers with whom I had been friendly, ah, deteriorated, ah, rather rapidly. I, we were polarized, ah, even before this point, ah, a good deal of polarization had taken place. Ah, there was a young Black science teacher, ah, who I had been very, ah, friendly with, Dorothy Hopkins was an excellent, excellent science teacher. Ah, and, ah, we had been very friendly. Ah, she became very militant, became a part of the leadership of the opposing group. And, ah, I don't think we had two words together after that. Ah, others that I recall, such as Ann Richardson, who was a counselor, ah, it was just a strained relationship. I, I knew that, ah, she was in some pain about what was happening, ah, but, ah, the closest friendships that many of us had had, the social relationships that many of us had had deteriorated completely.