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Phylissa Mitchell

Virginia L. Murray Elementary School, Stone Robinson Elementary School, Burley High School, Albemarle High School

So we knew that the schools would eventually integrate. I can’t say anybody was really happy about it because if you grow up in apartheid, when your only exposure to white people is through the glass, the only thing we saw of them was on TV beating Black people with hoses and German shepherds. And then they said, “You’re going to go to a white school.” It was like you didn’t know.