Interview with Otis Pitts
QUESTION 8
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

Now you told me that your family moved out for some key reasons. Do you remember what you said? Tell me, tell me why your family moved out?

OTIS PITTS:

Well, my, my family, ah, my family was, two reasons. First my father moved out of Overtown with us when we were quite small. Ah, the family was young too. He was a GI and had a chance to take advantage of the GI Bill and he moved to a, an area where they had built several little developments and such. A lot of GIs moved out to move in that area. Ah, then subsequently when I, of course, was trying to start my family and to find a place to live, I moved out as well. And it's really to find decent housing because, ah, most of the housing was, ah, in fairly poor shape especially in Liberty City and to a great degree that still remains. Ah, but there have been some improvements made.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

OK, let's stop there.



OTIS PITTS:

In, in response to the question. You're saying that I noticed. I mean I was trying. What, what do you want me to sort of talk about?