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


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