Oral History Interview with Warzell Booty and James Leveston, July 7, 2016

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Mr. Booty was born in Carthage, grew up in the Third Ward of Houston, and moved to Tamina when he was 16. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He is the former president of Tamina's water supply and a current minister. In his interview, Mr. Booty described life in Tamina under segregation, how the community has changed over time, the threats Tamina has faced, and the strategies he and Mr. Leveston have used to preserve Tamina. Mr. Leveston also grew up in Tamina, Texas, a small African-American community near the present-day The Woodlands. He attended Booker T. Washington … continued below

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9 video recordings (1 hr., 47 min., 54 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Booty, Warzell; Leveston, James; Howard, Jasmin & May, Meredith July 7, 2016.

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Mr. Booty was born in Carthage, grew up in the Third Ward of Houston, and moved to Tamina when he was 16. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He is the former president of Tamina's water supply and a current minister. In his interview, Mr. Booty described life in Tamina under segregation, how the community has changed over time, the threats Tamina has faced, and the strategies he and Mr. Leveston have used to preserve Tamina. Mr. Leveston also grew up in Tamina, Texas, a small African-American community near the present-day The Woodlands. He attended Booker T. Washington school in Conroe. Leveston joined the military after school and returned to Tamina after some time in Houston. He is currently the president of Tamina's water supply company. In his interview, Mr. Leveston described growing up in Tamina, segregation, his experience at Conroe's school, and his struggle to preserve the small community against the encroachment of surrounding cities.

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9 video recordings (1 hr., 47 min., 54 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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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 7, 2016

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Booty, Warzell; Leveston, James; Howard, Jasmin & May, Meredith. Oral History Interview with Warzell Booty and James Leveston, July 7, 2016, video, July 7, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth984076/: accessed September 28, 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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