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Chip German

Albemarle High School

I was a -- whatever I would have been, a 15-year-old getting on the bus for the first time.  And when I got on the bus, I saw for the first time that all the Black students sat in the back of the bus, and there was a scattering of white students in the front.  But there were more Black students than white students, at the point of where I got picked up.  And I think at that moment, I’d like to think, and we’ll have to find witnesses that can confirm it -- it was at that moment that I said, you know what, I can do something here that is extending my hand, saying this division I’m just not going to recognize.  And so I went and sat with the Black students in the back of the bus.