Interview with Jo Ann Robinson
QUESTION 20
LLEW SMITH:

AS THE BOYCOTT WENT ON, DO YOU THINK THE PEOPLE OF, THE BLACK PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY UNDERSTOOD THE GROWING IMPORTANCE AS PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD BEGAN TO PAY ATTENTION?

Jo Ann Robinson:

At first I don't think they were thinking about the people around the world. I really think they were thinking about themselves, because you had to be in Montgomery to know what they had suffered and endured. And many of the things that I have in my manuscript that I hope someday you will find an opportunity to tell about, the, the suffering was immense. It had touched the homes of thousands of people through the...the last ten years of, of Alabama state.