At Walker we had a dance. I had become friends with a white girl. We were friends, and we were close friends. But I remember the principal coming up to me before the dance and asked me to stay away from her during the dance.
George Gilliam: To stay away from the dance or just —
Kent Merritt: The white girl. Yeah. At the dance. “Could you just kind of stay away from her?” And I did. But I don’t remember too much at Lane socializing. I think basically the races just kind of socialized on their own because nothing sticks out to me along those lines. But I’ll never forget that at Walker.