Interview with Jo Ann Robinson
QUESTION 33
Judy Richardson:

DID YOU EVER THINK THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO CONTINUE, I MEAN THAT YOU WOULD GO ON FOREVER?

Jo Ann Robinson:

I knew it wouldn't. We had worked too hard, we the members of the Political Council. We had organized that thing. We had gone through it over and over in our minds, on papers, and even when the courts came into an awareness of the fact that the women had planned this bus boycott. They required the Secretary of the Women's Political Council to bring all the material of our minutes down to the courts so they could peruse them and see what we had planned. And of course, we had anticipated that. We had two sets of minutes, and the minute they said that we wanted to go to the court, went to the court, and they never knew that we had these planned. I never was in doubt a moment because I knew that it—that something had to give.