Braxton, James T 2013-06-27

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This interview features James T. Braxton, a former band and orchestra director for the Lubbock schools. Braxton discusses working in East Lubbock in the Manhattan Heights area schools and other schools in the Lubbock community. Braxton discusses the talented students he had during his teaching career and reflects on the benefits of music education.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James T. Braxton

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: June 27, 2013

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Cosby Morton

Length: 01:39:41 (1 hour, 39 minutes)


Music as he grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma; College at Tuskegee, playing saxophone in Atlantic City; Returning to Oklahoma, then Texas, to study music at Wiley College; Teaching jobs in Okmulgee, Oklahoma and El Paso; Moving to Lubbock, working with Roy Roberts’ band; Outstanding students at Dunbar; Working with Roy Roberts, composing for the band; Arriving at Dunbar just after integration; Music in the lives of his son and daughter; Roy Roberts’ upbringing; Recent years, music, and people worked with over years; Change in attitude of students

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Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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