“The people who owned the theater chain in New York were embarrassed, particularly by the demonstration out there talking about the other demonstrations, and about them maintaining segregation. When they integrated all at once is like we certainly were victorious. We integrated 90 to 120 theaters. I can’t remember how many but a lot of theaters it was were suddenly desegregated.”
Dr. Brad Blanton was interviewed as part of The Stand-ins, a documentary about the use of direct action to desegregate movie theaters in Austin. He is the author of the international best selling series of books, most notably, Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth.