Fowler, Thaddeus P Jr 1982-01-16

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Thaddeus Fowler discusses the all-black community of Neylandville, Texas, education for blacks, and his 35-year career as an educator in Sweetwater and Colorado City, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thaddeus P. Fowler, Jr.

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: January 16, 1982

Location: Loraine, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family, Born, Neylandville, Hunt County, Texas, Free Jim Brigham, founder, All-black town (Jim Town), Town moved (1885), Neylandville, Description, Churches, Schools, Desegregation laws (1960s), Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CMEC), Texas College, Tyler, TX (1894), Wylie College, Marshall, TX, Family (again), Dennis Fowler, uncle, Texas College instructor, A. G. Fowler, grandfather, Farmer, Turning plow, Tools, Eula Wallace, mother, Born, Colorado City, Texas, Sam Houston College, Austin, Texas, Schools, Colorado City (1884- ), Eddie John Wallace, grandfather, Wallace School (1937, 1953, 1975), Education, Students (1884, 1900, 1924, 1930s), Teachers (1950s)

Tape 1, Side 2: Athletic trophies, Colorado City, Texas, High School, Today's student apathy, Motivation, Ethnic groups, Teaching career, Principal, Sweetwater, Texas, (1953-1963), Colorado City, (1963-1981), Education (again), Drug problems, Eddie John Wallace (again), Value, Pregnancy, Moral values, Lee Jones, Black cowboys, Clay Mann Ranch, Teaching career (again), Education, Teacher, 35 years

Tape 2, Side 1: Black cowboys (again), Wallace Ranch, West Texas Educators, (List by name and place)

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1885-1981

Bulk Dates: 1953-1981

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