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- Oral history transcript, Ruth Booker, interview 1 (I), 8/14/1986, by Christie L. Bourgeois
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ORAL HISTORY TRANSCRIPT
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August 14, 1986
That's how you got me here.
I: What is her name, now?
H: Her name is Booker, Ruth Booker.
I: Ruth Booker?
H: Ruth Booker.
I: But you did spend a large part of your young life in
H: Oh yes, in Johnson City and around stonewall, where
- . There is the idea, too, of Negroes developing their businesses in
their own communities--well, this isn't anything new. Booker T. Washington advocated
that; and Dr. [W.E.B.] DuBois, following Booker T. Washington, began to advocate it,
too. So this isn't anything
- words--of stimulating, creative
dissent in order to push toward his goals. For Dr. King, I can say only that he had, more
than any man perhaps since Booker T. Washington. But I'm not sure that Washington
belongs in this category.
I think King was unique
was Booker T. Bonner, called by some [a] radical, carried out by the
police. We had this going on for at least two or three weeks. The
mayor couldn't take it. He finally went to the hospital, and we never
did really establish this human relations commission