Interview with Rosemary Porter
QUESTION 16
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

Can you tell me what you did before? You said before about Marquette Park, you had not, not realizing it was going to become this symbol of, of White, of a White neighborhood.

ROSEMARY PORTER:

Well, when my husband and I went house hunting, when we did, we decided to get married and we wanted to buy a house, um, we looked for a neighborhood that had basically what we wanted. Ah, parks and good schools, ah, a well kept area, in an area that we could afford. Um, we weren't, ah, ah, aware that, ah, Marquette Park was supposed to be this big, ah, stronghold of, ah, White supremacy or that it was in the, in the offing to have civil rights marchers come marching into the neighborhood to make their statement, ah, for open housing or whatever the issue was. Um, we were not aware of that.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

OK. Stop.