Givens, Ron 1999-03-18

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Ron Givens discusses his life, career and opinions.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ron Givens

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Date: March 18, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 2 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1: [The first 15 minutes are difficult to hear], Givens Ron Dean, b. March 17 1952 in Lubbock Texas, Parents, Graduates of Dunbar High School – Lubbock Texas, Siblings, Childhood, Activities, Education, Discrimination, Dunbar High School, Marching band, Texas Tech University, Dunbar High School (again), Busing, Integration, Jobs, Interviewing men in prison, Texas Parole Board, Graduated from high school in 1971, Job (again), Mr. and Mrs. Baker, Baker Company, Going to college, Problems, Austin Texas, Colleges, Huston-Tillotson College, University of Texas, ROTC Program, Texas Tech University, Working for the Bakers, Photography, Obligations, Political campaigns, Baker Company (again), Politics, Registering people to vote, Salinas Froy, Democratic Party, Dunbar High School (again), Killing 1971, An African-American student was shot by an Anglo student, Integration (again).

Tape 2: Dunbar High School (continued), Preparation for life, Lubbock Texas (again), Political Campaigns (again), Military obligation ended in 1982, Community activities, Organizations, Committees, State representative, Lubbock Texas (again), Economic development, Reputation/image, Returned in 1995, Economics, State representative (again), Experience, Supporting Texas Tech University, Lubbock Day, Lubbock Texas, Hampton University incident, Sheriff’s department, Gutierrez David, Sheriff’s department (continued), Politics (again), Education (again), Father (again), Advice, Events through history he has experienced, Lubbock Texas (again), Observation, Business and community, Urban renewal, African-American businesses, State representative (again), Politics (again), Promoting Lubbock Texas and Texas Tech University, Hiring college students, Caucuses, Hispanic, Black, Discrimination, Politics (again).

Tape 3: Lubbock, Texas (again), Tornado 1970, Impact on the community, Impact on family’s real estate business, "White Flight", Family’s real estate business (again), Lubbock Texas (again), Demographics, Public service, Lubbock Texas (again), Economic development (again), Tornado 1970 (again), Straight ticket voting, Voting education, NAACP.

Range Dates: 1952-1999

Bulk Dates: 1952-1999

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