Interview with Judy Varley
QUESTION 6
DALE ROSEN:

What were the two camps? Can you describe them?

JUDY VARLEY:

I have to say that at least, in part, they were Black and White. I hate to say that but I, I, it is true. Ah, I think it was also the outsiders and the locals and that, ah, is something that we've not had in the past. We had not, the locals have always, you know, opened their arms.

DALE ROSEN:

You mean the Black locals?

JUDY VARLEY:

Yes, the Black locals have opened their arms and, ah, in almost every instance, ah, and been a part of us and we a part of them. And I did not feel that kind of reception, that kind of openness, ah, when I arrived in Greenwood. And, I won't say it was, there was a physical polarization because, no, you know, we had a big tent and the boys were on side and the girls on the other. But, ah, the socializing was not what I had experienced in the past, ah, there was probably what I would call a color barrier there.