It was very scary to know that I could get killed, which I think was a real possibility every day that we were down there. It was scary to think that our presence there on the one hand was helping and on another hand was putting the black people that we were working with at more risk than they were already at. As a woman, it was difficult to figure out what was going on there and why things didn't feel quite right, being able to feel my own worth as an organizer. The conflict with my family was very painful. I think what was also difficult was integrating the reality of what we saw in the rural South into my life, into the gestalt of what I understood this country to be about.
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