Description: Ms. Harris grew up in the rural outskirts of Conroe, Texas. Ms. Harris discussed the importance of sports, mainly football, in the lives of folks in Conroe. Having attended both segregated and integrated schools in Conroe, Ms. Harris discussed some differences in the experiences. Ms. Harris had a younger brother that was on the football team that threatened to strike in order to improve the representation of Black women on the cheer leading squad in the 1970s. Ms. Harris also discussed how social events like prom were canceled following integration for some years. Ms. Harris worked as a bus driver in Conroe schools for many years. Ms. Harris described how Black bus drivers feared driving their buses in the neighboring community of Cut and Shoot. Also Ms. Harris described a large Black family being run out of Cut and Shoot in the 1980s/1990s partially because the mother of the family had a larger house than her white neighbors.
Date: July 26, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmine; May, Meredith & Harris, Wanda
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Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library