1. 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.
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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.
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  4. Emily Rembert talks about the large amount of black culture that was lost because of school integration. She also explains how black people should be more involved and take advantage of the resources available. She compliments the young generation on how progressive they are.
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  5. Izeal Bennett explains his background involvement in the movement to protect his family and their employment. He further explains that his greatest joy during the Civil Rights Movement was the Black community's ability to come and work together for the movement. He talks about dissatisfaction with the slow process of the movement and the changes that were made to the Black schools to fit into the White community.
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