"The school officials must impose rules to carry out their educational responsibilities."
- Dr. Ely, Community Member
"Roosevelt students had not been prohibited earlier for wearing black armbands in mourning for Negro children killing in a southern church bombing or, another time in mourning for the deaths of the 'school spirits.'"
- Bruce Clark, the suspended Roosevelt student
“At night I would lie in my bed wondering, ‘If someone throws a grenade through the window, what will I do? Dive into the closet? Put the mattress over my head?’ ”
- John Tinker
"Eckhardt's received a number of anonymous telephone calls - 'you’re looking for trouble and you're going to get it'. There was an anonymous note that read - 'Go back to Russia if you like communism so much'. A postcard addressed to - Herr Doctor Wilhelm E. Eckhardt and Frau Margt. Eckhardt and an anonymous letter with the message - 'the shoe is becoming tighter and tighter for you Eckhardt.'"
- Excerpt from "The Struggle for Student Rights."