Interview with Ruby Sales
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

OK, to begin tell me about the connection between Tuskegee and the experience in Lowndes County.

RUBY SALES:

OK, Tuskegee played in an important role in my experience at Lowndes County. When I came to Tuskegee, Tuskegee Institute and the faculty members at Tuskegee Institute had been very much themselves involved in challenging the segregation of Tuskegee in Montgomery, Alabama so in some real ways the climate was there for that kind of participation. And we were very fortunate when I was at Tuskegee to have a dean, um, of the college there who, who was very much committed to, to social change and encouraged the students and created an atmosphere that nurtured the kind of participation and involvement that later became very important at Tuskegee.