Interview with Rosemary Porter
QUESTION 9
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

So can you tell me about moving day-the unique experience on moving day? What happened on the day you moved in?

ROSEMARY PORTER:

Well, on the day that we moved in, ah, Martin Luther King, ah, took his march down St. Louis to Marquette Park. And my house is, um, four doors off of St. Louis. And he proceeded on to Marquette Park.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Actually, I have to cut. Can we stop for a second? He wasn't--



SHEILA C. BERNARD:

OK, if you could tell me again about moving day and what it was like--

ROSEMARY PORTER:

Well, um, we were moving in here from our old neighborhood. Um, a resegregated--

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Sorry, if you could say Marquette Park

ROSEMARY PORTER:

Oh. We moved into, um, um, Marquette Park, ah, two weeks before my wedding. And we had, ah, neighbors from the old neighborhood were helping us out. So we were busy, ah, bringing in furniture and boxes, ah, front and back. And, and there was a lot of shouting that you could hear like in the distance, and, ah, police sirens. And so we kind of kept on working back and forth. Well then they happened to, ah, they reached the corner and then we saw that it was the, ah, the marchers, ah, on their way to Marquette Park.