Vaughn, Alva L 1969-03-25

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Alva Vaughn discusses blacks in early Lubbock and their relationship with the total community.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alva L. Vaughn

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 25, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Robert Foster

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information, Move to Lubbock (1921), Farm, Blacks in Lubbock (1921), Voting and political activities, Population and growth, "Juneteenth" celebration, "Black Hubbers" baseball team, Trucking in cotton pickers, Shortage of cotton pickers, Areas using black pickers, Spanish (Hispanic) labor, Picker wages, Anti-black sentiment, Black policemen, Black business patronage and segregation, Employment in 1920s, Black Chamber of Commerce.

Tape 1, Side 2: Residence area, Max Coleman, Depression conditions, Hot dog business, Town limits, Paved roads, Quality of black housing, Bad crop years, Sandstorm (1926), Credit business (1930), Bank loan, Migrant labor camp, Panhandle-South Plains Fair, White and black relationships, Sports, Price of land, Biographical information, West Texas Hospital.

Range Dates: 1921-1940

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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