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I was in the eighth grade when Hoxie integrated. It was great finding this article and reading the history. As an eighth-grader, I of course only knew and remembered some of this. I remember the men coming to our house and wanting my grandfather to agree not to send me to school. But he and I agreed that I was going to go to school. I remember telling him that he had always taught me that everyone is equal, so why wouldn't I want to go to school with the black students? I remember after the first week of school that there didn't seem to be anymore "problems."
I'm glad to read the "real" facts of our integration story. I never knew we played the role we did in the early history of integration of schools until about ten years ago when I discovered the documentary Hoxie: The First Stand.
My name as a student was Mary Sue Morris.

Sue Eldridge
Charlotte, NC