Interview with C. T. Vivian
QUESTION 56
INTERVIEWER:

O.K., LET ME MOVE ON TO SOMETITING SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. WHAT ABOUT MEMBERS OF THE WHITE COMMUNITY WHO CAME OVER TO YOUR STDE?

C. T. Vivian:

Uh, in, in fact, this was the winning thing. Now we have to see, is that, and I suppose it's best symbolized [by] those white persons who began to come to us. The first ones were rudely and badly treated, uh, uh, then those in power began to come our way. The best symbol of it is a white student from Peabody and Vanderbilt uh, uh, who came to our side, worked at one of the churches ‘cause he was a seminarian, right? Uh, and what happened to him—he was immediately taken away from being with students, uh, placed back in a room to play films only. Uh, uh, and when I say "students," I meant uh, he was working at any given church in the city, they wouldn't let him have contact with white stu- white uh, uh, parishioners anymore. Uh, then he was completely pushed out. Uh, uh…