Interview with Amelia Boynton Robinson
QUESTION 11
INTERVIEWER:

I WANT TO BACK UP A LITTLE BIT TO JANUARY 2ND, THE FIRST MEETING HERE IN BROWN CHAPEL. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT MEETING? CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT THE FEELING WAS LIKE THAT DAY?

Amelia Boynton Robinson:

I can describe to you the, the feeling of the people throughout the entire county as well as in the city. It seems as though people didn't realize that they were not citizens until they became registered voters. Because they had no part in helping to elect—or people who were, would be kind to us, who would do away with the discrimination, who would see that they got better jobs, would see that they were able to have the opportunity to do what anybody else is supposed to do as American citizens.