Oral History Interview with I.D. Henderson, June 10, 2016

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I.D. Henderson, Jr. was the first Black County Commissioner of Angelina County, Texas. He served in that position from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. He was very involved in Lufkin politics and helped to improve the infrastructure of the Black Lufkin community. Mr. Henderson is also a war veteran who served in Vietnam and Korea. Mr. Henderson discussed the segregation and discrimination he witnessed from his birth in the Lufkin area in the late 1920s, his time in the military and his return to Lufkin in the 1970s. Mr. Henderson discussed receiving death threats before and after he ... continued below

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9 video recordings (1 hr., 25 min., 59 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Howard, Jasmin & Henderson, I.D. June 6, 2016.

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I.D. Henderson, Jr. was the first Black County Commissioner of Angelina County, Texas. He served in that position from the early 1980s until the early 2000s. He was very involved in Lufkin politics and helped to improve the infrastructure of the Black Lufkin community. Mr. Henderson is also a war veteran who served in Vietnam and Korea. Mr. Henderson discussed the segregation and discrimination he witnessed from his birth in the Lufkin area in the late 1920s, his time in the military and his return to Lufkin in the 1970s. Mr. Henderson discussed receiving death threats before and after he won his county commissioner office. Also Mr. Henderson discussed his involvement in many other organizations.

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9 video recordings (1 hr., 25 min., 59 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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  • https://crbb.tcu.edu/interviews/interview-with-i-d-henderson-part-one

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Henderson_I.D._Cedar_Grove-Lufkin-2016-06-10
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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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  • June 6, 2016

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Howard, Jasmin & Henderson, I.D. Oral History Interview with I.D. Henderson, June 10, 2016, video, June 6, 2016; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth983979/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.