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"Things were separate in the city of Macon. Schools, entertainment, churches. Everything you can mention," said Bill Randall.

Before some Macon ministers boycotted buses, there was Bill Randall and his friends in 1961.

"Fifteen of us boarded the city buses, and we rode them in the front seat, we refused to move, and of course they arrested us," said Randall.

The youth chapter of the NAACP started boycottingsegregated businesses downtown, especially those with lunch counters.

"Tt was dangerous. I know we were picketing a store up further called Hayes, and a guy drew a knife on me," said Randall.

In August 1963, Randall, with the youth chapter of the NAACP, took part in the March on Washington.

He describes it as an amazing sea of people of all races locking arms and holding hands. Randall had heard Dr. King speak before because he was a family friend, but this time was different due to the similes and allegories.

After coming home, Randall continued to fight for social justice and to eliminate some of the problems African-Americans were facing in the south, but especially Macon, because it's home.