Interview with Jo Ann Robinson
Judy Richardson:



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Jo Ann Robinson:

Mr. Bagley, J.H. Bagley, who was the manager of the bus company was a reasonable man because the Women's Political Council had gone to him many times when there were trouble spots, and he worked with us, and he tried as hard as he could to erase those things that were most trying for them. But they had a commission there. Sellers, who was a Police Commissioner, Gayle, the mayor, and Parks, whom the blacks had helped to put into office were very obstinate, and any giving at all where blacks were concerned. So they were the ones who remained staunch in, in, in their opinions that, that there should be no integration in the buses. And for the whole thirteen months that that boycott was in operation, there was not one confession that the Commissioner gave that would show that they were weakening in the segregation of Montgomery. It was only when the Supreme Court handed down the decision that there would be no more integration of buses did those people concede to their defeat was inevitable, and they gave in.