Moses Moon Civil Rights Recordings 1963-1964: Danville, VA; 1963


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{Piano Plays}

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Unidentified Speakers : [?]

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Unidentified Speakers : Oh how'd he do? Alan Riddback is my...

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Unidentified Speakers : There's gonna be a meeting here.

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Unidentified Speakers : Supposed to be, last time I heard there was.

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Unidentified Speakers : What time is it?
Unidentified Speakers : Well it's late, I think.

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Unidentified Speakers : It's about 10 minutes of eight.

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Unidentified Speakers : So it looks like there isn't going to be.

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Unidentified Speakers : Where else am I going to

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Unidentified Speakers : It's supposed to be at 7:30.

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Unidentified Speakers : No it's supposed to be at 8 o'clock, last time I heard.

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Unidentified Speakers : Oh is that it?
Unidentified Speakers : Yeah.

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Unidentified Speakers : Ah...

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Unidentified Speakers : Yeah, people didn't sit [?]

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{Walking and whistling}

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{Playing piano}

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[SILENCE]

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Unidentified Speakers : How's it sound?

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Unidentified Speakers : I got it. I don't know about that because I got arrested about three weeks ago and just [?]

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Unidentified Speakers : Oh really?

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Unidentified Speakers : Yeah

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Unidentified Speakers : In jail? Or in the process?

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Unidentified Speakers : In the process of getting arrested.

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Unidentified Speakers : By the police? Did you call them?

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Unidentified Speakers : Um, yeah.

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Unidentified Speakers : Now tell me, I really, I'm so curious.
Unidentified Speakers : Um, so here in Danville, I... [[?]]
Unidentified Speakers : Yeah that's right {Walking}

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{Static}

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Unidentified Speakers : Yeah.
Unidentified Speakers : Henry.
Henry : What's up?
Unidentified Speakers : [?]
Henry : Well be careful. He's taping everything you say, man.
Unidentified Speakers : [?]
Unidentified Speakers : [?] Remove his helmet, bro.
Unidentified Speakers : [?]
Unidentified Speakers : Whatchu playing back on over there?

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{Static}

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Unidentified Speakers : I can't hear it. Off.
Unidentified Speakers : What are you ta--? What are you listening to? {Walking}
Unidentified Speakers : Sunday.
Unidentified Speakers : [?]

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[SILENCE]

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Unidentified Speakers : How you doin', James?
James : How you doing?
Unidentified Speakers : Bro, come and sit down.
James : I want to talk to you.

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[[background noise]] [[background talking]]

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{Speaker 1} Can you hear me on this one?

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{Speaker 2} Why don't you cut this one off?

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{Speaker 1} Can you hear me on this?... Ugh.

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{Speaker 2} This one [[?]]

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{Speaker 1} Uh well let me see.

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Unidentified Speakers : You got this one? [[background noise]] [[background voices]]

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Unidentified Speaker: This is number 2. Number 2. [[background noise]] [[background voices]]

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[[background noise]][[background talking]]

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[[background noise]] [[background talking]]

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Unidentified Speaker: Ms [[?]] may I have a private conversation with you? Thank you. Come up on [[?]]

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[[background noises]] [[background talking]]

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[[background noises]] [[background voices]]

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Unidentified Speaker: Ok, Ok

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Unidentified Speaker: No

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Unidentified Speaker: Very insensitive [[?]]

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Unidentified Speaker: [[whistles]]

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I think that it's uh..

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Unidentified Speaker: I think that it's uh... miss-wired.
Unidentified Speaker: Are you sure you're doing it right?

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Unidentified Speaker: Well, I don't know nothin' about [[?]]

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Unidentified Speakers : Can you have that earphone
Unidentified Speaker: Can I have the earphones?

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Unidentified Speakers : Yes you may have the earphones

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Unidentified Speakers : You really want

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Unidentified Speakers : Do [[bottle tapping]] you [[bottle tapping] want anything, careful mystery man? [[laughter]]
Unidentified Speakers : You no-,you notice something?
Unidentified Speakers : What?
Unidentified Speakers : I--
Unidentified Speakers : What did you say? Mystery Man
Unidentified Speakers : [[laughter]] What I say?
Unidentified Speakers : Go back--
Unidentified Speakers : Watch this; one,two,three-- [[bottle makes sound]]

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Unidentified Speakers : [[background talking]] Well I know uh-- Will you do me a favor? Would you get up--
[SILENCE]

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Unidentified Speakers : And let me see if there's any directions. Count--
Unidentified Speakers : I was in there, I was in there reading my mind when you came in. So you do [[?]] up, I was like no? Have you? [[?]]
Unidentified Speakers : [[Cross Talk]] Definitely a good idea [[?]]
Unidentified Speakers : If you were put to rest, I'd have, I'd have all my jacket and then I'd reach my bottoms [[?]]

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Unidentified Speakers : Can you hear me?
Unidentified Speakers : Yes, now I'd like the check. Stop, stop, count to 20--count to 20

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(walking)

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Unidentified Speakers : Alright now, come toward me counting at the same rate.

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Unidentified Speakers : One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty. (walking)

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Unidentified Speakers : One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty. (walking)

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Unidentified Speakers : You know that it never gets louder until you're right on top of it?

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[[changing tapes]]

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Unidentified speaker: Did you ever see him? Did you ever see him?

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(talking in background)

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Unidentified speaker: Well I've never seen him anywhere. [[chair screeches]] I don't see him anywhere.

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Unidentified speaker: No no no he did just when he hits this block but that's all.

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Unidentified speaker: One time with the cops walking in his house. Trying to see how much he had.

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Unidentified speaker: Yeah.

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Unidentified speaker: Did he have all of them legally?

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Unidentified speaker: Yeah.

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Unidentified speaker: I heard one lady was calling him (?) down there.

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Unidentified speaker: Yes that's odd.

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Unidentified speaker: Why you know how much he had?

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Unidentified speaker: Well how much how much do you know that he's been (?) that?

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Unidentified speaker: He ain't know what the fuck, he don't know what they had anything

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(talking in background)

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Unidentified speaker: Well all them people live like that. Even your friend didn't know

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(laughter)

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Unidentified speaker: A maniac.

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( background whistling)
Unidentified Speakers : Me and you and you were going have (?)

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(background talking and whistling) [[?]]

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Unidentified Speakers : You are gonna spend all [?] but at the same time people don't want to see you done [?]…

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(background talking and whistling)

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Unidentified Speakers : If anything, you gonna learn

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Unidentified Speakers : People are. People are sitting there cuz somebody in the district didn't pay somebody to take the [?] and the [[?]]

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Unidentified Speakers : My god. My God. That is crazy but damn

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Unidentified Speakers : I mean sure, people have a different idea than different [[?]]

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Unidentified Speakers : [[?]] you've got to help them

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Unidentified Speakers : Well, I still donna filter down like uh [[?]]

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Unidentified Speakers : Well, it's not coming from the country [[?]]
Unidentified Speakers : You're talking about the stuff that comes from Japan or Germany so when I assume

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Unidentified Speakers : And Germany, In fact Germany and Japan send their money out to these underdeveloped African nations

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Unidentified Speakers : Well it's just like charity. I mean, if people are starving,

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Unidentified Speakers : I don't care where they are if it's in Mississippi or if it's in Mexico or if it's in Africa

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Unidentified Speakers : That's an expensive drink that you got

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Unidentified Speakers : [[?]] they been traveling all over the South

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Unidentified Speakers : It's good moving place to place

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Unidentified Speakers : Oh I'll tell you what one thing I think [[?]] a real strong foundation [[?]] once you start running you got to [[?]]. I'll give you an example.

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One thing there's not a negro college and that's something that Durham has. You mobilize people out of a college I mean you I bet the word three people on NCC-- [00:33:23} {SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} That is one thing that you lack. Now another thing you lack is [[?]]. Some peoples who's names I can't say at the moment. And I know [[?}} And there is people who are half way supporting it. And there is people that are half holding their jobs. And I will name it, she has done more [[?]]

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{SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} it. But she made an effort.

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{SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} The question is somebody might have called. Everybody is suspicious. We can't see her.

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{SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} Just because of me.

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{SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} This is the first time it's ever been in the home town page before. It's been like two weeks. And I've always given the other address.

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{SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} I don't know why [?] it's the stupidest thing I ever did

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{SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} And this time they played it up and they took the movies that they took of me coming out the theater with the policeman and all this kind of stuff and turns on the TV later and played it up big time.

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{SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} I mean [[?]], they figured they had themselves a home grown communist, {laughter} cause those people don't know anything, I mean they have no don't have

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{SPEAKEE name="unidentified Speakers "} kind of no direct connections whatsoever

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it just becomes Birmingham and end up nearly all the men got skewed

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they have less student version

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they have three pillars previously you know what

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from the first to invading

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[[??]] As long as it is not in the token

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i mean people don't know [[?]]

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i'll talk to them about that i'll talk about time

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a lot of them need help

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i don't walk to talk about freedom i don't want to talk more about it i'll talk to you about that

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we'll go to the theater to talk about that i'm afraid that i'll loose my business why don't you

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Unidentified Speakers : you should try... [[??]] i don't think the people would know

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the people don't know that you were there

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[[??]] at the moment

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less than a ...

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they're afraid, for some reason, they're afraid thousands and thousands of niggas

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who don't have [[??]]

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first place that any negro knows

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[[giggles]]
Unidentified Speakers : that sticks, that sticks

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got there once in a while

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Unidentified Speakers : This man --

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Unidentified Speakers : Ugh-- [[affirmative]]

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Unidentified Speakers : it's been a really fun day

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[[Cross Talk]]
Unidentified Speakers : I'm just wondering, I'm just wondering how much, assuming the demonstration has nothing to do with chances the city charter?

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Unidentified Speakers : What is it that you want I'm just wondering how much-- [[Cross Talk]]

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Unidentified Speakers : We had been fighting 25 years ago. I've been here 25 years, we've been asking [[?]].

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[[Background noise]]
Unidentified Speakers: [[?]] I just made a report about what happened in jail.

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[[Background noise]]

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Unidentified Speakers : Well, it doesn't look like anybody's gonna be here, so I'll just tell you about what happened today.

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Unidentified Speakers : Everybody who was in jail got released on bond. Uh all the adults that were on the sit-ins, various sit-ins, were convicted of trespassing and fined fifty dollars each.

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Unidentified Speakers : That was how many people- seven? Something like that. [[Audience member agrees- seven.]] Seven people were fined fifty dollars each we were all released on bond.

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Unidentified Speakers : And, Robert and I have five charges of [[?]] of inciting a minor to commit a misdemeanor. Uh, which I don't know how serious of a charge it is. But I think they could send me to jail for it.

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Unidentified Speakers : So, that they'll probably use that some more for students in demonstrations, so we gotta beat that.

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Unidentified Speakers : Uh, I'd like to say that I haven't ever been to jail, or before that I was- I haven't ever participated in a small sit-in type demonstration that I felt was more effective than the one that was held at the Capitol Theatre.

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Unidentified Speakers : It was very orderly, the kids knew exactly what to do. They were a wonderful group of kids. They behaved all the way up to the jail, and in jail, they kept singing of course and they didn't like that.

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Unidentified Speakers : They spent some time in the tight cell. I think everybody spent some time in the tight cell.

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Unidentified Speakers : When I heard the first night I was in there they had me over to what they call cold storage.

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Unidentified Speakers : And I don't think they knew if I was Negro or white.

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Unidentified Speakers : And I heard those girls singing. I said, man I don't need no mattress.

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[[Audience member laughs]]
Unidentified Speakers : Uh, and we pulled the time all right. Annie Pearl Avery has been on a hunger strike for the past four days. She didn't eat till she came out.

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Unidentified Speakers : And I think she ought to be congratulated for that, 'cause I know what it's like. I've pulled those things before and takes a lot in here. [[?]] food.

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Unidentified Speakers : Uh, what else was I going to say. Oh yeah, and I might, I don't know how many of you know this. There's a young lady, thirteen years old, named Valory Bomber.

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Unidentified Speakers : And she's been in jail five times. And, uh, when I was thirteen years old of course I didn't have any kind of movement or anything, and of course I didn't want any part of it, anything.

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Unidentified Speakers : I think if you all know her, she's just definitely one of the kids I think is great because she's one of those real quiet little girls. She never says anything. She's always just a real faithful kind. I never knew she'd been in jail that much.

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Unidentified Speakers : She's with it. Uh, I think [[Rowan Chase?]] is coming right out in just a minute. She wants to make a brief statement.

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[[Background noise]]

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Unidentified Speakers : Did you give it?

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Unidentified Speakers : Yeah.

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Unidentified Speakers : We are happy to have you here. I'm sorry that I left with Mrs. [[Shavers??]]. I won't say too much about it, but I was talking with Mrs. [[Shavers?]] about something that she had already done, which I think most of you know about.

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Unidentified Speakers : I hear a couple of suns ago now, and I was asking her to do something of like nature because in that area we really need it. And that's why I took long enough to uh time to give her a full picture of what the situation is.

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Unidentified Speakers : So that she can work in her best way to get this matter done.

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Ah, I'd like to say this to you that there has been some contact with Mrs. Gloria Richard of Cambridge to get her here as a speaker of one of the mass meetings, in fact tomorrow night, but as of now I don't know.

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I talked to her yesterday and she indicated to me that she may be able to come, but there was a family problem of a little girl of 11 that she didn't know; I suggested that she would bring the little girl with her but she was not disposed at that moment to do that. So, what she will do we do not know.

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So, I throw that out to you as that's one of the things that we are trying to do in terms of our mass meetings.

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A third thing I would like to say to you with the assistance of the local chapter of the NAACP, Rev Thomas has initiated a program and we all are working with him on it. He has discussed with me at least 3 times. The last time being today. He wants to raise $1000 Sunday at Loyal Baptist Church.

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The time is at 5 o'clock. And, he's is asking individuals or churches or organizations a total number of 200 persons to give $5 a piece for this effort. So, we are going to ask you wherever you are. Whatever influence you may have in your local church or in the community as you see people to ask them to make a contribution to this effort and bring it to Loyal Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock.

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Rev. Thomas is preparing a special service for this effort and this money is to go to our lawyers.

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I'm going to say this we have a, have got to the point, this is the fourth area, we have got to the point where any future demonstrations that bring about arrests and need court action, the legal defense and educational fund commonly called the Ink Fund will be responsible for paying the attorney's fees and all the cost relative to this. With the exception of fine and so we feel that we are beginning to move out in a little clearer water even though the water is deep.

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Now for example, those 16 persons that were arrested on the 10th and the 11th. I think there were 16 persons all together arrested on those two days, the 10th and the 11th.

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The trials to the adults came today in the municipal court but the trials of the juveniles will not come in the juvenile and domestic relations court until a social worker connected with the court goes out and makes a report on each one of those persons, but with these cases all of the legal fees intended to them will be paid by the Ink Fund by the NAACP.

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