Oral History Interview with Calvin Vinson, July 26, 2016

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Mr. Vinson was born in Montgomery, Texas and raised in Conroe. He attended Booker T. Washington school and Conroe High, participating in football at both schools. After graduation, he went to work in Houston for a utility company. He returned to Conroe and became very active in political campaigns and community organizations. In his interview, Mr. Vinson described segregation in Conroe, a march in 1968, integration of schools, experiences playing football, discrimination at work, political activism in the African-American community, African-American community organizations, and how Conroe has changed over time.

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8 video recordings (1 hr., 20 min., 5 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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May, Meredith & Vinson, Calvin July 26, 2016.

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Mr. Vinson was born in Montgomery, Texas and raised in Conroe. He attended Booker T. Washington school and Conroe High, participating in football at both schools. After graduation, he went to work in Houston for a utility company. He returned to Conroe and became very active in political campaigns and community organizations. In his interview, Mr. Vinson described segregation in Conroe, a march in 1968, integration of schools, experiences playing football, discrimination at work, political activism in the African-American community, African-American community organizations, and how Conroe has changed over time.

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8 video recordings (1 hr., 20 min., 5 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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  • https://crbb.tcu.edu/interviews/interview-with-calvin-vinson

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Civil Rights in Black and Brown

Based at TCU, the Civil Rights in Black and Brown (CRBB) Oral History Project collects, interprets, and disseminates oral history interviews of the brown and black freedom struggles in Texas.

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  • July 26, 2016

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May, Meredith & Vinson, Calvin. Oral History Interview with Calvin Vinson, July 26, 2016, video, July 26, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth983478/: accessed November 29, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.

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