I was a senior in college at the time that the sit-ins were occurring in the South. And I read about them and thought about them a lot. I was really excited about it. I was excited because it was a good thing to be happening, but I was also fascinated and enthralled with these students that were doing something like that. Because it seemed like it was exciting and important. And you know how life can seem sometimes, especially when you grew up in the 50's, life could seem like it was very nice but you want something to grab onto, something that would have some importance -- at least, that's how I felt. I had such a wonderful, wonderful family.
And yet I always longed for some real purpose... Life went along and I was longing for a kind of romance... excitement. I have to admit honestly that was a part of it. And I think if most people were honest that is always a part of it. Because you could have as much conviction as I did about the rightness of the civil rights movement and go to the NAACP and lick stamps and contribute what you could. Or you could go down South and get yourself in a mess of trouble. And I think the difference is not so much that I had more courage but that I was wanting something, I wanted to do that.
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