Dr. William Mayer talks of his childhood in Shelby, Ohio, earning his bachelors and medical degree, and the events that led him to live in McComb, Mississippi. He also explains the differences in the racial make-up in Shelby, OH and McComb, MS.
Dr. William Mayer continues his discussion on segregation in McComb, Mississippi. Although he went along with segregation, Dr. Mayer felt that integration was necessary, and he discusses how that affected his home and practice. He also talks about having the first integrated waiting room in McComb, MS.
Thomas Harris compares employment inequality from 40 years ago to the present. He talks about teaching for over 40 years and how he believes in the children of this generation and their abilities. He goes on to discuss being one of the first Black teachers to teach at the prodominately white junior high school. This leads Harris into talking about discrimination and inequality in the school system for students and teachers during the times of inital integration.
Thomas Harris talks about his childhood in the Burglund area of McComb, Mississippi and graduating from Burglund High School and Rust College. He talks about how he viewed race relations during his youth. He speaks of the segregation of facilities, bombings in McComb, and taking a stand during the Civil Rights Movement. Harris also talks about new opportunities Blacks were able to share with Whites because of the Civil Rights Movement.