Interview with Bernie Schweid
QUESTION 13
INTERVIEWER:

BERNIE, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE YOU START THAT OVER AGAIN, RIGHT THERE. THERE YOU GO.

Bernie Schweid:

Hm, when the sit-in movement –uh- began here in Nashville I don't think -uh- many people realized this was part of a great -uh- gonna-be-a-great outburst nationally. They thought this was something that was happening because of the students here, the radical students at, Fisk and A&I, and -uh- it was a-, it wasn't until maybe the White Paper came on NBC and they saw we were part of a national news and the impact it had that a lot of folks here realized there was more than that. Course, there were always certain people that had worked here. You have to realize white, some whites had worked here in race relations all there lives, and so they knew, but -uh- the vast majority were like everywhere tuned in on their own families' problems, and business, and things like that, they I didn't take any such broad outlook about it, it was only the inconvenience that it caused them.