Interview with Paul Wilson
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

WHY DID KANSAS HAVE SEGREGATED SCHOOLS ANYWAY, IN THE HISTORICAL SENSE, BRIEFLY.

Paul Wilson:

The question as to why Kansas, has often been asked. Indeed, there was an editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that was captioned "Why Kansas?" Well, to me the reason Kansas had segregation is not very obscure. Kansas, of course, was a, the site of a struggle between free state and pro-slavery groups, even before statehood. The free state people won and controlled the government. But the fact that uh, the controlling group in Kansas did not want slavery within the state—

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

THAT WAS A ROLLOUT.

Paul Wilson:

Am I too long-winded?

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

THIS IS CAMERA ROLL 108.