Interview with Ronald Scott
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

Tell me about your feelings about the Civil Rights Movement in the South. How did you respond to that?

RON SCOTT:

Well, at the time that the Civil Rights Movement in the South was going on, I was growing in consciousness and like a lot of people here in the North we read about what was happening or watched it on TV or whatever the case may be. But I, uh, and my friends, and my friends and I we, we just did not relate to it in terms of an intensely passionate situation. Ah, we, we didn't--of course we felt hurt and concerned about the, the bombing in Birmingham or the dogs, uh, uh, and about the students. We identified with them 'cause we were the same age, but it wasn't personal. It really was not personalized. You know, I had known of guys that I knew, known of guys who had been harassed, as I mentioned earlier, by the police, who had been shot, uh, who were in prison, uh, a lot of guys who just wouldn't make it. And it just didn't relate to the particular kind of things that were happening in our lives. It, it, it, it really didn't...