Dr. Mayer discusses integration in McComb, and some people's positive and negative views toward integration. He talks about how both Blacks and Whites serve as elected officials for McComb, Mississippi. He further goes on to acknowledge the retrograde of the school system to segregation because of private schools.
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.
Thomas Harris talks about the slow integration process in the McComb Public Schools. He discuss the attitudes of white teachers and white students. He shares how the public school had more to offer than the private school. He speaks about the need for more recreation for McComb, Mississippi that would improve the White and Black communities. He concludes by talking about the political system in McComb, MS.