Interviewer: You mentioned that there were very proud black people. Were there any social gatherings around that you remember that were crucial to Pleasantville? Aaron: Well, we had an elementary school out there where the teachers were very firm with us and they tried very hard to educate us. They wasn’t for a lot of bull, so we learned something. When you went to Pleasantville Elementary School, you learned something before you got out of there or you get your butt—with that paddle, you know what I’m talking about! That was a good experience. We had a sports program. We had baseball league where parents would get all us kids together and we’d play baseball. There was very few men who grew up in Pleasantville that wasn’t touched by sports in some kind of way. We played baseball, you know, organized baseball. We played unorganized football and all of that, but that was on our own. They had an organized baseball program out there where it was hard not to get involved in it because practically everybody was. Matter of fact, my father, he was one of the coaches of one of the teams. One of the baseball teams. That encouraged me more than maybe some others to play myself. So, I played a little organized baseball. That was one of the few programs I can think of out there. We had a recreation center they built. We had a nice rec when I was growing up. We used to have dances every Friday. Friday nights, we’d all gather at the park. Play basketball, football, stuff like that.