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Doris Jean Castle-Scott interview, Part 5
Castle-Scott, Doris Jean
Rogers, Kim Lacy
Castle-Scott continues her story about being arrested and how she survived in jail. She describes some of the people she met while there and how they passed the time. She also discusses her thoughts towards Civil rights and the impact Martin Luther King Jr. had on it.
Doris Jean Castle-Scott starts by describing her experience in jail for 60 days after being arrested for being a Freedom Rider along with Julia Aaron. She says the guards kept them isolated from the other prisoners but they passed time by singing and talking with frequent prisoners in the cells next to them. Castle-Scott explains how they formed a friendship with the guards over time and how she understands the mindset that the guards had at the time. She states that she never felt like black people should try to be like white people and they didn't feel like the Civil rights movements main focus was integration. She goes on to talk about her views on the country and the people who led it such as Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. She talks about the impact of the march to Selma and how people were feeling at the time of MLK's death. She touches on the options MLK had as a Civil rights leader and how he was faced with difficult decisions.
New Orleans (La.)
Amistad Research Center
Rogers.Castle-Scott 1.19.1989 Tape3-01
Box 3, Item 18, Side 1, Kim Lacy Rogers collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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