Description: Ray Wilson was born in Alabama in 1939 and moved to Chicago at the age of 7. When he was in 10th grade, his mom remarried and his family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he came of age and joined several local struggles for civil rights including a sit in. Wilson also joined the military in the 1960s, where he experienced integrated ranks within the Army. In the 1970s, he moved to Baytown where he began working for ExxonMobile. Upon his arrival, he quickly noticed racism and segregation in Baytown. Shortly thereafter, Wilson became involved in the community through different efforts including the Political Action Committee, re-establishing a local chapter of the NAACP, and Gang Activity prevention work.
Date: July 13, 2016
Duration: 2 hours 34 minutes 36 seconds
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Wilson, Ray
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Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library