Eubank, George 1969-04-16

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George Eubank talks of black policemen and lawbreakers, conditions of black residential areas, and relations of blacks and whites in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George Eubank

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Date: April 16, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Robert Foster

Length: 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Mr. Eubank's move to West Texas from East Texas, His farm at Woodrow, Texas, Contacts with Negroes as a law enforcer, Cooperation of Negroes in early Lubbock, Negro policemen in Lubbock, First one in 1930, Later officers, Preference of Negro offenders for white policemen, Early understanding that Negro did not arrest a white offender, Tech students' relation with Lubbock Negroes, Eubank's hiring on Negroes for farm labor, Sanitary conditions of early Negro neighborhood, Contrast of Negro feelings for whites in Lubbock and in East Texas, Places for Negroes to eat and go to the movies in Lubbock, Negro crimes while Eubank was on police force, "Rat Row" section of Negro town, Early ordinance to keep Negroes confined to a certain residential area, Negroes riding in backs of buses, Negro conditions during the Depression, Relief help on equal grounds as whites, June 19th celebrations in the Flats, Dances, picnics, etc., Orderliness of celebrations, Negro baseball teams, Max Coleman, attorney for the early Negroes, Streets leading to "Flats" in early Lubbock, "Hangouts" in the "Flats"

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s

Bulk Dates: 1930s


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