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Watkins / Staying until Close

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Interviewer: How long were you there? Watkins: That evening, we stayed until maybe—I think they closed at six. They just went on and closed their doors at about six or seven. By that time, we were getting a lot of spectators. A lot of people just standing around looking, white and black. I had two uncles. They showed up and they were standing right behind me. They didn’t say anything, but they were right there. Two of my daddy’s brothers that live in Houston. They got word of it and they came out. It was about six or seven that they closed, that they shut down.

Interview Interview with Halcyon O. Watkins
Subjects Family › Extended Family Networks
Student Activism › Sit-ins
Tags Weingarten's Grocery Store, Houston, TX
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Interview date 2015-07-23
Interview source CRBB Summer 2015
Interviewees Watkins, Halcyon O.
Duration 00:00:53
Citation "Staying until Close," from Halcyon O. Watkins oral history interview with ,  July 23, 2015, Civil Rights in Black and Brown Interview Database,, accessed July 14, 2020