Ford, Vernice 1969-04-15

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Mr. Ford, Chief Deputy Sheriff (1923-1929) describes his impressions of the African-American community in early Lubbock, particularly on crime and law enforcement.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Vernice Ford

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Date: April 15, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Robert Foster

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Ford - Chief Deputy Sheriff, 1923-1929, Impressions of Negro community - 1920s, Gambling, Hang-outs - cafes, Bootlegging, Rat Row district - crime, Gambling in servants quarters, Law-abiding Negroes, No major incidents recalled, Acuff - rape suspect shot, Law enforcement, First Negro policemen, Residential segregation, Segregation in public places, Department stores, Dr. Oliver (Negro doctor), Married white woman, Effect of Depression in Lubbock, Influx of Negroes at harvest season, Housing conditions

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s

Bulk Dates: 1920s

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