Jamison, Mack 1969-04-10

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Mack Jamison recalls moving to Lubbock and the black community in the 1920s and 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mack Jamison

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Date: April 10, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Robert Foster

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family moves to Lubbock (1918), Decision to move, Good pay for picking cotton, Trip to Lubbock, First impressions, Cotton picking, Coal strike, Black section of town, Calvin Quigley (?) first black, Needed hands, Anecdote about father’s arrival, Water lines, First school teachers, Church meetings in home, Teachers—Ella Iles.

Tape 1, Side 2: School buildings, Settlement of Avenue A area, Grocery store, Housing, Black churches—locations, Public utilities, Compress and oil-mill employed blacks, Housing, Bad winter (1929), White neighbors, Businesses on Avenue A, Church building built, Black population grew after 1925, Leisure time activities, Depression, Jamison family’s experiences, Early black settlers.

Range Dates: 1918-1939

Bulk Dates: 1918-1939

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