Sophia Bracy-Harris has been executive director of the Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL) since it was founded in 1971. She was baptized into social action by the firebombing of her home in early 1966 after she and her sister integrated the white high school in Wetumpka, Alabama. At FOCAL, Harris directs provision of technical assistance, training, and advocacy for a network of child-care centers and leads a program encouraging low-income black women to take leadership roles in their communities. She is the recipient of a 1991 MacArthur Fellowship. Interviewed by Robert Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, May 13, 1992. Note: The transcript below is not synchronized with the video.