Interview with Sheyann Webb
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT IMPRESSED YOU MOST ABOUT THE DAY OF THE TEACHERS MARCH?

Sheyann Webb:

It was really a good feeling just to see them because after having, oh, OK, um, what impressed me most about the teachers the day that the teachers marched was just the idea of them being there marching simply because prior to their marching I used to have to go to school and it was like a report, you know, I had to report to my teachers because they were afraid. They were just as afraid as my parents were because they would lose their jobs. And it was amazing to see how many teachers had participated. I remember vividly on that day when I saw my teachers marching with me, you know, just for the right to vote, and that was really a thrill for me, and I didn't have to go back and report to them anymore because they were, they had the opportunity to start coming to the mass meeting themselves from that point on. But it was really, really amazing, and I remember one teacher who was one who wasn't afraid, and I think she was the only black teacher in Selma who stood out from the other teachers and that was Mrs. Margaret Moore. And she was the teacher who always, uh, always hang around with the march with, and she used to always tell me, Baby don't be afraid, you're young, but just don't be afraid. She say, sooner or later, we're going to have some followers, and they did follow us on that day. It was just a thrill.