Interview with Craig Rains
QUESTION 22
INTERVIEWER:

BLACKSIDE EYES ON THE PRIZE- LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. INTERVIEW WITH MR. CRAIG RAINES. THIS IS SOUND ROLL 1109. CAMERA ROLL 119

Craig Rains:

The students came in, and they were a little bit disoriented about where they were. They were looking around, and I remember thinking, well, thank God, this is over, they're in. And we can go on and get things done. And I was — I was almost overjoyed to see them, because I was so sick and tired of all the trash that I'd seen going on outside of the school; which is why I walked up to them to take them to the class — to the off ice, so they could go ahead and get on about their business of going to school. They probably were dressed better than most of us in the school, I remember that. They — the boys had on denim pants, black denim pants, and most of us wore blue jeans. But they – they were very nicely dressed, and I could tell that their hearts must have been pounding clear out of their chests. I could tell from looking at them they were scared to death; that they had finally crossed over the threshold, and gotten inside the school, and I'm sure that there must have been a lot of panic that they felt, too. I never asked them about it, but I just could sense that about them, too.