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Garwin DeBerry

Lane High School, Burley High School, and Charlottesville High School

The 60s was bad. Black people stayed in their place. White people ran everything. And we knew where we stood. And we tried not to cross the line. And now, we’ve integrated. We’ve changed all those policies. And there’s a lot of things you can do that you couldn’t do before. When I was a kid, you couldn’t go into a restaurant, and sit down, and eat, go to a movie and sit with everybody else. You go anywhere you want to go, do anything you want to do, if you got the money. But, now, it seems as though we’re going backwards. A lot of the rights we had are being thrown to the side and changed.