Saundra Davis:
I didn't want my children to have to be bused out of the neighborhood. I really didn't. But if that meant my children getting a better education, yes. Let them be bused. Somebody had to do it. The ice had to be broken somewhere. For the simple reason the white schools have always had the better things. The things that - when they finished with them they passed them to our kids. I feel like, and it's not a matter of feeling, I know my children are just as good as anybody's children. Not only my children, every child in the world should be treated equal, because they're taking our tax money just like they're taking everybody else's tax money to do these things with, so why make our children suffer? I mean, they've suffered enough all the years of their life. But, no, I didn't want my children to be bused, but I didn't let them know that that was the way I felt because if I had let them know that I felt they wouldn't have learned as much as they could have. I always instilled in them, go to school, learn everything you can, and do the best you can. But, just like I said, I felt good about them going - the computers, everything, everything new. They enjoyed it, too. You know? It wasn't the hand-me-downs. They got it first hand.

- Saundra Davis, West Charlotte High School, Class of 1958

Interview with Saundra Davis by Pamela Grundy, May 12, 1998, Interview K-0278, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC. Full text of interview.