Interview with Paul Wilson
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

UM, YOU MENTIONED TO ME SOMETHING ABOUT UH THE PLAINTIFFS IN THIS – ACTUALLY I HAVEN'T THOUGHT THIS OUT, BUT YOU WERE SAYING BEFORE, ABOUT HOW IT WASN'T REALLY THAT THE SITUATION WAS SO BAD FOR LINDA BROWN, SHE SIMPLY HAD A DIFFERENT CHOICE THAT SHE WANTED TO MAKE, THAT SHE, HER SCHOOL WASN'T BAD, IT WASN'T THAT FAR, I WONDER IF YOU COULD TALK ABOUT THAT.

Paul Wilson:

As I understand it, Linda Brown and her father, and the other plaintiffs, were complaining because they were not able to attend their neighborhood schools. The neighborhoods in which they lived were uh, not segregated, they played with white children before and after school, and Linda saw no reason, and her father saw no reason, why she should not attend school with those children, and uh, be part of the neighborhood educational program.