Interview with Gussie Nesbitt
QUESTION 33
INTERVIEWER:

OK, WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR BLACK, FOR, FOR, UM, BLACK PEOPLE BEFORE THE BUS BOYCOTT? UM, NOT JUST THE BUSES, BUT THE SEPARATE WAITING ROOMS AND ALL THAT STUFF?

Gussie Nesbitt:

Well, we couldn't go into cafes. If you wanted to eat anything you had to uh, order it from the front, and then you'd have to go around to the back and they'd hand it to you out the back door, like it was a dog. And uh, the restrooms, you couldn't go in the rest… white people's rest rooms. You had… some places they had separate. And if they didn't have a separate you couldn't go in there regardless you had to wait and go someplace else.