Interview with Pat Sumi
I went South... in '66 and '67. I worked for a Head Start agency in Mississippi and Atlanta, and I had the opportunity to attend many demonstrations, go to many church services, walk the streets and do voter registration. I learned the courage of even the youngest of the black community who were willing to face the Klan.
In just a few months, I learned a little bit about what racism really means. It is not a matter of a few people having prejudiced ideas. It is not a matter of stereotypes. It really was something that was deeply rooted in our society.