In Memory

Greg Bills

Greg did not graduate with our class, but many of us knew him very well. He was a great guy and will missed.



 
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02/25/09 02:11 PM #1    

James Andrews

I remember that My mom on that first day drove me to school and standing in front of RBHS was a crowd of white students and Principle Clyde Canipe, my mom asked if I were sure I wanted to try to enter the school and as I looked in her eyes I could see the fear she had for me and when I said yes, I could see the pride she had for me and my courage. I remember that as I walked toward and through the crowd it was total silence for a while before i heard the first taunt of ni----....ni----,ni----. As many people as were in front of RBHS I walked through that crowd and never touched a single person, it was like a path opened in front of me and I could feel it close behind me. I remember principle Canipe at that first student assembly said " We have NEGRAS in our school and we will treat them just like people"! I remember thinking, "What?"
I remember Roger Scarem(sp) throwing something at me and upperclassman John & Louis Bills stopping him and they were called called n----- lovers!
Unknown to other students my mom was their maid and I had known them, and played with them at their home for years, along with their brother Gregg.(See Picture attached to my profile)

James Andrews

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