Interview with Linda Brown Smith
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT WAS THE BLACK SCHOOL LIKE THAT YOU WENT TO? WAS IT UH, AS YOU REMEMBER, THE SAME QUALITY AS THE WHITE SCHOOL IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD?

Linda Brown Smith:

I remember Monroe School, the all-black school that I attended, as being a very good school, uh as far as quality is concerned, the teachers were very good teachers, they set very good examples for their students, and they expected no less of the student. I remember uh, the facility being a very nice facility, being very well-kept. I remember the materials that we used being of good quality. Uh, as I said, this was not the issue at that time, quality education, but it was the distance that I had to go to acquire that education.