Griffin, Luis George Sr 1998-06-28

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L. G. Griffin discusses his life and career.

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Interviewee Name: Luis George Griffin Sr.

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Date: June 28, 1998

Location: Levelland, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1: Griffin Luis George Sr. (L. G.), b. in Roanoke Texas – Denton County, Parents, Siblings, Childhood, Migrate to pick cotton, Opinions, Education, Schools, Church, Carnivals, Education (again), Only child in family to graduate from high school, Serious student, One-room school, Texas College in Tyler Texas, Offered a football scholarship, Socializing with girls, Football (again), Played center, Honorable mention All-American, One of the larger African-American institution of the time, Second generation from slavery, Texas College (again), Be a teacher/coach, Finding a job, problems, Railroad worker, New Mexico, Racial divisions, Teaching, Shipyard work, Levelland Texas, School, Description, Built a new school 1952, Teaching (again), Criticism, Wife, Teaching (again), Student feelings, Parent cooperation, Christ United Methodist Church, Integration, Opinions/thoughts, Anglos, School administration career, Different job titles, Director of federal programs, Duties, Community involvement, Organizations, Retirement (1982), Thoughts/beliefs, Children, Honor.

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