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Oral History Interview with Carol Riddlesperger, February 5, 1988
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Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Carol Riddlesperger from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Riddlesperger discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on segregation in Denton, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, her decision to run for the Denton school Board, tutoring program, and the jobs program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223670/
Oral History Interview with Euline Brock, December 1, 1988
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Interview with college professor and community activist Euline Brock, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, which is a follow-up to her earlier recollections, Brock continues to discuss the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960's and 1970's. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223678/
Oral History Interview with Katherine McGuire, April 6, 1988
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Interview with community activist Katherine McGuire from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McGuire discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on what life was like living in a segregated community in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the Denton Christian Preschool, the desegregation of public schools and public facilities, the former president of North Texas State University John Kamerick, former NTSU poet-in-residence B. F. Maiz, integration of NTSU facilities, and the demise of the Fellowship. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223674/
Oral History Interview with Grace W. Cartwright, November 15, 1989
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Interview with farmer-rancher and community activist Grace W. Cartwright, originally from Wise County, Texas. In the interview, Cartwright recollects her early days in rural Texas as well as her student days at North Texas State Teachers College, marriage, early job positions, and her work in the agriculture and land conservation fields. Cartwright discusses her many successes as a community activist, such as her appointment to the Texas Tourist Board, Texas roads beautification, her appointment by President Harry Truman as a delegate to the White House Conference on Youth and Children, her role in the creation of a parks system in Weatherford, Texas, and several others. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223679/
Oral History Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, April 27, 1988
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Interview with Willie Frances McAdams, a community activist from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, McAdams describes her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the l960s and l970s. She also comments on her decision to join the Fellowship, her personal childhood memories of the African-American community in Denton, segregated education, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, the early social meetings of the Fellowship, the desegregation of public schools, restaurants, and churches, urban renewal, voting drives, and her views concerning the future of the African-American community in Denton. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223676/
Oral History Interview with Norvell Reed, March 11, 1988
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Interview with community activist Norvell Reed from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Reed discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on what life was like living in a segregated community, the desegregation of North Texas State College, the desegregation of public schools, Fred Moore public School, paving of streets in the African-American section of Denton, the group's social activities, the defeat of urban renewal, and the jobs program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223673/
Oral History Interview with Joe Lindsay Keffer, October 12, 1996
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Interview with former student and staff member at the University of North Texas Joe Lindsay Keffer, from Denton, Texas. Keffer describes his experiences as a student at the former North Texas State College during the desegregation of the school in the late 1950's. He also comments on President J. C. Matthews, as well as his personal observations about racial matters on the college campus and the community of Denton, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223615/
Oral History Interview with William F. Belcher, September 27, 1995
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Interview with college professor William F. Belcher from Abilene, Texas. In the interview, Belcher discusses his experiences during the desegregation of the North Texas State College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223612/
Oral History Interview with Gladys P. Crawford, September 29, 1995
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Interview with college professor Gladys P. Crawford from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Crawford discusses her experiences during the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223611/
Oral History Interview with Pat N. McLeod, February 25, 1998
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Interview with college professor Pat N. McLeod from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McLeod discusses his experiences concerning the desegregation of the North Texas State College in the mid-1950's. He describes what growing up was like in a racist community, and includes stories of his African-American friend, Jesse Fischer. McLeod also comments about the role of the President of North Texas State College, James Carl Matthews. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223617/
Oral History Interview with Bob Murphey, April 19, 1969
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Interview with attorney and former Sergeant-at-Arms of the Texas House of Representatives Bob Murphey, who is from Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Murphey is also an accomplished public speaker and the nephew of former Governor Coke Stevenson, who he comments on. In the interview, he discusses his experiences while serving as Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Murphey also describes his thoughts and personal views on the Stevenson-Johnson senatorial race of 1948. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223589/
Oral History Interview with A. Y. Allee, February 21, 1969
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Interview with Captain A. Y. Allee, a member of the Texas Rangers "Company D". In the interview, Captain Allee explains what these organizations are, and why they are significant. He discusses some specific details of his job, as well as Mexican-American relations that he has observed. Captain Allee describes his version of what happened at the Crystal City Incident. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223586/
Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, June 25, 1969
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Interview with former Democratic Texas Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes Mauzy's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first legislature. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223583/
Oral History Interview with Rayford Price, January 3, 1972
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Interview with former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Rayford Price, an attorney from Palestine, Texas. The interview includes Price's personal views on general problems in the Texas state government, taxation, lobby activities, annual legislative sessions, reforms in the office of the House Speaker, insurance legislation, appropriations, legislative ethics, redistricting, and House and Senate relations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223618/
Oral History Interview with Barbara Jordan, July 7, 1970
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Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Barbara Jordan from Houston, Texas. In the interview, Barbara discusses her thoughts and experiences in the Sixty-first Legislature as its first African-American member since Reconstruction. She also shares her thoughts on issues such as the Kennedy-Johnson Campaign in 1960, her unsuccessful campaigns for the Texas House of Representatives in 1962 and 1964, her successful campaign for the Texas Senate as its first African-American member since 1883, and civil rights. She also comments about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Ralph Abernathy, Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay), Stokely Carmichael, the Black Panthers, Eldridge Cleaver, the African-American image, working within the Establishment, revenue and spending bills, Governor Preston Smith and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, corporate profits tax, social legislation, student unrest, and sales tax. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223614/
Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, July 12, 1973
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Interview with Democratic Texas Senator and attorney Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy shares his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-third Legislature. Subjects discussed include freshmen senators, committee appointments, reform legislation, and the Comparative Negligence Bill. Mauzy also comments on fellow politicians Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby and Governor Dolph Briscoe. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223619/
Oral History Interview with Miles E. Anderson, November 7, 1996
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Interview with Miles E. Anderson, former professor and administrator at the North Texas State College in Denton, Texas. In the interview, Anderson describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of the college and race relations in Denton, Texas. He also comments on President J. C. Matthews and chair of the Board of Regents, Ben Wooten. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223616/
Oral History Interview with H. W. Kamp, October 10, 1995
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Interview with former college professor at the North Texas State College H. W. Kamp from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kamp describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of the college. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223613/
Oral History Interview with Robert B. Toulouse, October 3, 1995
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Interview with college administrator Robert B. Toulouse from Wellsville, Missouri. In the interview, Toulouse discusses his experiences during the desegregation of the North Texas State College and comments on President J. C. Matthews. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223610/
Oral History Interview with Ben Barnes, January 5, 1970
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Interview with former Democratic Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes. The interview includes Barnes' personal experiences while serving as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, as well as his thoughts on issues such as one-year versus two-year budgets, the creation of four-year colleges, the influence of beer and liquor lobbyists, sales tax exemptions, revenue legislation, annual legislative sessions, and future political ambitions. The interview also includes the former governor's comments about Speaker Gus Mutscher. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223584/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, October 31, 1979
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Interview with Democratic journalist and member of the Texas House of Representative David Allred, from Wichita Falls, Texas. David Allred was the son of former Governor James V. Allred. In the interview, Allred describes some of his experiences as a member of the Sixty-sixth Legislature. His topics of discussion include the Sam Houston Caucus, his impressions of Governor William Clements and Speaker Bill Clayton, consumer legislation, interest rates, tax reliefs, the Peveto Bill, and the "Killer Bees". digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223639/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, April 7, 1970
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Interview with Democratic Representative and political journalist David Allred from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Dave discusses his experiences as a member of the Special sessions of the Sixty-first Legislature. He also describes his personal views on issues including one-year versus two-year budgets, increases in sales tax, the expansion of sales tax, "grocery tax", conflicts with Speaker Gus Mutscher, beer lobbying, corporate taxes, voter disillusionment, urban-rural conflicts, Wichita Falls politics, and his campaign for reelection and contest for House speakership. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223636/
Oral History Interview with David Allred, July 8, 1975
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Interview with David Allred, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wichita Falls, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Allred discusses his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. He also describes his thoughts on issues such as the House speakership race, committee chairpersons, House rules, Equal Rights Amendment, the establishment of Public Utilities Commission, public school financing and the Constitutional Convention. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223633/
Oral History Interview with Trudy Foster, November 17, 1987
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Interview with realtor and community activist Trudy Foster from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Foster discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on the early days of the organization, the desegregation of housing, schools, and public places in Denton, the tutoring program and Denton Christian Preschool, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, and urban renewal. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223665/
Oral History Interview with Frank Klein, December 20, 1984
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Interview with business executive and former member of the North Texas State football team Frank Klein from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Way recollects some of his experiences and thoughts while he was a student at the school during the desegregation of athletics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223662/
Oral History Interview with Bob Way, December 13, 1984
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Interview with college instructor and former member of the North Texas State football team Bob Way from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Way recollects some of his experiences and thoughts while he was a student at the school during the desegregation of athletics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223661/
Oral History Interview with Betty Kimble, December 8, 1987
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Interview with community activist Betty Kimble from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kimble discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She recalls memories from her days as a student both in East Texas and at North Texas State College. Kimble recollects the many events that concerned the desegregation of the North Texas State College and the City of Denton alike, which included student and citizen protesting that mostly supported Denton's strong white power presence. She recalls the desegregation of public restaurants, the street-paving of the African-American section of Denton, and voter registration changes. Kimble also comments on influential civil rights activists including Tennyson Miller and Abner Haynes digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223667/
Oral History Interview with Charlie Cole, March 5, 1985
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Interview with county adult probation officer and former member of the North Texas State College football team Charlie Cole Jr., from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Cole recollects thoughts and memories from when he was a student at the college during the desegregation of athletics in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223660/
Oral History Interview with Ann Barnett, November 13, 1987
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Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Ann Barnett from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Barnett discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on her childhood in Nacogdoches, Texas, the desegregation of North Texas State College in 1950s, the student stand-in at Campus Theatre in Denton, the desegregation of restaurants and housing, social affairs, urban renewal, voter registration, the literacy program, the Denton Christian Preschool, meeting programs, and establishing dialogue between races. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223668/
Oral History Interview with Dorothy Adkins, November 17, 1987
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Interview with schoolteacher and community activist Dorothy Adkins from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Dorothy discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on the desegregation of schools and other public places in Denton, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, public housing, job opportunities, and the Denton Christian Preschool. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223664/
Oral History Interview with Jean Kooker, February 2, 1988
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Interview with teacher and community activist Jean Kooker from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Kooker discusses her experiences concerning the activities of the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship during the 1960s and 1970s. She also comments on the early days of the organization, the desegregation and integration of public schools, public eating places, and housing, the establishment of Denton Christian Preschool, street paving in the African-American section of Denton, voter registration, and meeting programs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223669/
Oral History Interview with William Carrico, March 19, 1984
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Interview with high school administrator and former member of the North Texas State College football team William Carrico, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Carrico discusses his experiences from when he was on the team during the desegregation of athletics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223655/
Oral History Interview with Kenneth Bahnsen, March 5, 1984
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Interview with former assistant football coach at North Texas State University Kenneth Bahnsen from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Bahnsen discusses his recollections about the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223652/
Oral History Interview with Herbert Ferrill, July 20, 1983
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Interview with former assistant football coach at North Texas State College Herbert Ferrill from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Ferrill describes his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223651/
Oral History Interview with Fred McCain, April 2, 1984
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Interview with former football coach and director of athletics at the North Texas State University Fred McCain, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, McCain describes his experiences from when he worked at the college during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223657/
Oral History Interview with Mac Reynolds, July 18, 1983
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Interview with businessman Mac Reynolds from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Reynolds discusses his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223650/
Oral History Interview with Jack Gray, May 30, 1984
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Interview with Judge Jack Gray of the 211th district court in Denton County, Texas. In the interview, Judge Gray expresses his thoughts and memories of the desegregation of athletics at the North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223658/
Oral History Interview with Fred Graham, March 16, 1984
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Interview with former sports information director at North Texas State University Fred Graham. In the interview, Graham discusses his experiences and thoughts while he was an assistant in the News and Information Office during the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223654/
Oral History Interview with Dub Brown, June 6, 1984
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Interview with journalist and former student of the North Texas State College Dub Brown from Waco, Texas. In the interview, Brown recollects memories from when he was a student at the college during the desegregation of athletics in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223659/
Oral History Interview with J. C. Matthews, April 4, 1984
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Interview with former president of the North Texas State College and the North Texas State University, J. C. Matthews from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Matthews shares his thoughts and experiences concerning the desegregation of intercollegiate athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223656/
Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, March 9, 1984
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Interview with former Democratic Texas State Senator Oscar H. Mauzy, who was an attorney from Dallas, Texas. The interview includes the Senator's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-eighth Legislature. The interview also includes the Senator's thoughts on fellow politicians, midnight appointments, pay raises for teachers, taxation, appropriations, and the Jurisprudence Committee. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223653/
Oral History Interview with Jerrell Shaw, January 12, 1983
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Interview with businessman Jerrell Shaw Businessman from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Shaw reminisces about when he was a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223645/
Oral History Interview with G. A. Moore, May 28, 1982
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Interview with football coach G. A. Moore, from Pilot Point, Texas. In the interview, Moore recalls his experiences concerning the desegregation of athletics at the North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223642/
Oral History Interview with Oscar H. Mauzy, February 19, 1982
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Interview with Democratic attorney and member of the Texas Senate Oscar H. Mauzy from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Mauzy recollects memories and experiences as a member of the Sixty-seventh legislature. He discusses his personal views on issues including the elections of 1980, initiative-referendum, the abortion issue, law-and-order legislation, redistricting, and the state water plan. Mauzy also comments on Ross Perot, Governor William Clements, Lieutenant Governor William Hobby, and Attorney General Mark White. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223641/
Oral History Interview with Ray Toole, January 14, 1983
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Interview with businessman Ray Toole. In the interview, he describes his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223647/
Oral History Interview with James L. Rogers, October 23, 1980
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Interview with Former professor, administrator, and director of the North Texas State University New Service James L. Rogers, from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Rogers remembers the desegregation of North Texas State College in the 1950's. He also shares his thoughts and memories on the admission of A. Tennyson Miller in 1954, the Adkins case, the admission of Mrs. Irma E. L. Sephas, the role of President J. C. Matthews in the desegregation of NTSC, and when Abner Haynes became the first African-American athlete at NTSC in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223640/
Oral History Interview with Ira T. DeFoor, May 24, 1983
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Interview with college instructor Ira T. DeFoor from Denton, Texas. In the interview, DeFoor discusses his experiences from when he was the equipment manager for the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223648/
Oral History Interview with Leon King, 1982
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Interview with public school administrator Leon A. King from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, King describes his experiences as one of the two first African Americans who first integrated athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223644/
Oral History Interview with Raymond Clement, July 6, 1983
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Interview with high school football coach Raymond Clement from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Raymond discusses his experiences as the football coach during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223649/
Oral History Interview with Jerry Russell, January 13, 1983
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Interview with attorney Jerry Russell from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Russell describes his experiences as a member of the football team during the desegregation of athletics at North Texas State College in 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223646/