Cook, Milton 1998-07-02

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Milton Cook, retired schoolteacher, talks about his experience at Dunbar High School in Lubbock and discusses segregation of African-Americans.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Milton Cook

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 2, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: (background noise during the entire interview), Cook, Milton, b. March 19, 1940, moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1944, Dunbar High School, 1947 (elementary through high school), Had to walk a mile to school, Activities, Choir, 7th grade to senior year, School was segregated, Supposed to be separate, but equal, but it was just separate, Graduated in 1958, Higher Education, Not allowed to attend Texas Tech University, Schools that African Americans were admitted to, Jarvis Christian College: Hawkins, Texas, Science major, Dunbar (again), Opinions, Skipped 1st grade, Teachers, Opinions, All African American, Had 9 brothers and sisters, all raised by a single mother, Offered a $300 grant to attend college, Gangs, Description of gangs in the 1940s and 1950s, Segregation (again), Hispanics in Lubbock, Texas, Were not many in Lubbock during the 1940s and 1950s, Considered Anglo, not a minority, Dunbar (again), Relationships, Reunions, After high school Milton didn’t return until 1966, Dunbar (again), Reunions (again), Science teachers, Mr. Henry and George Scott, Advanced, Taught school for 22 years, Retirement, Married 37 years, Has two children, [ends after 15 minutes]

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1940-1958

Bulk Dates: 1940-1998

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