Interview with Rachel Nelson West
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR HOUSE, YOU'RE PARENTS UNLIKE CHEYENNE'S PARENTS WERE VERY MUCH INVOLVED AND LOT OF PEOPLE STAYED AT YOUR HOUSE. CAN YOU TELL ME ANY OF THE STORIES OF THE PEOPLE STAYING THERE?

West:

Oh, yes, one morning I woke up, and it was many people there, both black and white. People were sleeping on the floors behind the couches, anywhere they could get. It was an enjoyable time, it was a good experience for me, you know it was eleven of us, and we lived in a five bedroom apartment, right next to the church. My father was the first to take in shelter for the civil rights workers; our home was called the second freedom house. We, my parents, I did, we influenced other project people to take in these people.