Interview with C. Herbert Oliver
QUESTION 9
SAM POLLARD:

Okay. What did it mean when the State Supreme Court ruled against the hiring of those principals? What did it mean to the Experiment? What kind of blow was that?

C. HERBERT OLIVER:

We felt that this was a serious blow, ah, that is when the State ruled against hiring, ah, Black principals we felt that was a serious blow to our efforts. However, the Governing Board continued and McCoy continued to press for State certification for teachers and supervisory personnel. And that was eventually granted. And the teachers, ah, and, that we had chosen and principals who were not on the list, we were able to keep them.