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Aug 2, 2015 8:15pm EDT
williams, george and morgan watson. in the book we talked with george and morgan watson. the experience demonstrated the problems be talked about. when they got to alabama no one was renting a hotel room or an apartment. they told us about how they all went to a ray charles concert write-down the middle of the aisle. he said the same thing happened with a television set out in the field and again )-right-paren the middle. a.m. african-american recruiter got some homes in the community and that's where they lived during that time despite the efforts to integrate its workforce this is the way things were. >> i don't think there were any workers. >> in fact he told the story about the man walking through the facility one day somebody came up and said are you visiting dignitaries from africa. it hadn't occurred to them black americans could be working at nasa. he said they felt the expectations he has placed upon them. >> we went out of our way to work hard and do whatever it took. we felt that the whole image was riding on us writing on us as professionals and we couldn't fail s
Sep 7, 2015 4:17pm EDT
williams, george borda, and morgan watson. and in the book we talked principally with george and with morgan watson. the co-op's experience demonstrated the problems "the new york times" talked about. when they got to alabama no one would rent them a hotel room, no one would rent them an apartment to live in. morgan watson told us about the guys went to ray charles concert in huntsville. there was a rope right down middle of the aisle with blacks on one side and whites on the other side so god forbid nobody would dance together. same thing happened at muhammad ali-sonny liston fight. big television set in field. rope down the middle of the field with the blacks on one side and the whites on the other. recruiter, african-american recruiter at huntsville in alabama, got the black men homes in the black community in huntsville and that is where they lived during their time there. despite nasa's efforts to integrate their workforce. this is the way things were at nasa at the time co-op students got thererd coulding to morgan watson. >> black professionals at all. i don't think there were
Aug 8, 2015 1:15pm EDT
african american gave story that a nasa transfer and subsequent loss would teach alabama george, have all the state rights in alabama but he can't have his cake and eat it too. johnson won the election but lost alabama and other southern states. by late 1964, brown, the head of the marshall center, the normaller -- former nazi became nasa's point right. yeah, we did the same thing. we laughed too. [laughs] >> in november in a move demonstrate, mills college was no ordinary place. it served as the nerve center for the black community. that wasn't the only time that brown stepped out in the cause of race relation. in december 1964 speech he requested that they ask themselves are they doing everything in your power to strive and improve racial relations in our city. he acknowledged that we could admit the fact. he went onto urge everyone to familiarize themselves with the equal opportunity section of the civil rights act of 1964 and the rights afforded and the obligations imposed by its provisions. >> now, tonight we only scratched the surface in our book. there are many other stories we
Sep 6, 2015 7:34pm EDT
60s. he is central to the success as an engineer. successful standing up to george wallace because there was no federal politician that had credibility to people in alabama, not president kennedy, not the attorney general kennedy, not later president johnson. he's going to he's got the villages which are to get the money from the universities and research centers. when he starts standing up to george wallace and the alabama legislature on race issues that means something. he's not a yankee. he stopped someone from somewhere else, he's not a washington aircraft. he is in huntsville. and if you ever get a chance to read the hate mail that he received, there are a lot of people that wrote him bringing up his past during the war saying we thought you understood us and essentially calling him a traitor for standing up and advocating civil rights. whether he was a civil libertarian and he's seen the light and has been converted over whether he would do whatever cleared the path. it depends on which biography you want to read and who you want to believe and there are some very good biogra
Search Results 0 to 4 of about 5 (some duplicates have been removed)