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Peyton Humphrey

Venable Elementary School, Johnson Elementary School, Lane High School

I mean, I always felt like if I can’t get along with some Black kids going to high school what in the world — and my parents never really, as I remember, ever strongly urged me to do one thing or another — it’s up to you.  I think that was a bit unlike some other parents because obviously I had a number of friends who did go to Rock Hill and I can’t speak to whether them going to Rock Hill was under their own volition or strong urging from parents.  But my parents never — said you’re going to make your own choices.  And, again, if I can’t get along with a couple Black kids going to school — at that age it was — what’s this all about, you know?