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Texian Stomping Grounds

Description: Collection containing sketches of post-war life in East Texas, including descriptions of early recreations and games, stories about Southern food and cooking, religious anecdotes, Negro folk tales, a first-hand account of a Negro folk play about the life of Christ, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 159.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Oral History Interview with Edward Moore on Jul;y 18, 2018.

Description: Mr. Moore was the first Black elected official in Jefferson county (County Commissioner, 1986) and was involved in various aspects of pressuring the city for Black civil rights. He shared what he remembered about the 1943 race riot in Beaumont, mentioned class divisions within the segregated Black communities in Beaumont, discussed the significance of unions for workplace advancement, was critical to Black representation on schools boards/in PTAs, and helped form the South Park Voters League to initially influence school board elections and, later, Black voter enfranchisement.
Date: July 18, 2016
Creator: Grevious, Danielle; Bobadilla, Eladio & Moore, Edward
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Raymond Walker, July 18, 2016

Description: Walker discussed the experience of integrating Texas and Louisiana universities and working as a Black supervisor during the late-1970s. He was also raised Catholic and gave some interesting details about colorism and privileges of Catholicism for some Black people.
Date: July 18, 2016
Creator: Grevious, Danielle; Bobadilla, Eladio & Walker, Raymond
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Toni Prados on July 18, 2016.

Description: Mrs. Prados is the first Black female car salesperson, a long-time NAACP member, and was raised in segregated Beaumont. Her job and later business ventures exposed her to many facets of discrimination in the city, and she shared a lot about being ignored on boards like the Chamber of Commerce or in Black, male-dominated spaces. She also discussed dealing with a racially "transitioning" business as well as difficulties she continues to experience with the city when attempting to pass inspection and reopen her beauty salon.
Date: July 18, 2016
Creator: Grevious, Danielle; Bobadilla, Eladio & Prados, Toni
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Vernice Moore and Hosea Gabriel, July 1, 2016

Description: Vernice Moore discussed her early life in a segregated Port Arthur, her parents' struggles (social and economic), and her fight against segregation. Hosea Gabriel discussed his lifetime of work to end segregation, to bring about social and economic change to his hometown, and to maintain his family's dignity amid severe obstacles.
Date: July 1, 2016
Creator: Grevious, Danielle; Bobadilla, Eladio; Gabriel, Hosea & Moore, Vernice
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with David Willard on June 29, 2016.

Description: David Willard is an educator in Beaumont, Texas. In his interview, he discussed his father's work and legacy in the desegregation process in southeast Texas, his own work in civil rights and education, and the ongoing struggles of the black community in the region.
Date: June 29, 2016
Creator: Grevious, Danielle; Bobadilla, Eladio & Willard, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Gethrel Williams, June 29, 2016

Description: Gethrel Williams was from Beaumont, Texas. She was a long time civil rights and labor activist. During her time working for the U.S. Postal Service, she became a leader in in the American Postal Workers Union, both locally and nationally. In 2007, she was elected to the Beaumont City Council as Council-member-at-Large. In her interview, she discussed her efforts to desegregate public accommodations, her participation in the labor movement, and her work as a public, elected official. She died February 18, 2018.
Date: June 29, 2016
Creator: Bobadilla, Eladio & Williams, Gethrel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Terrence Holmes, June 28, 2016

Description: Terrence L. Holmes is a judge for the Jefferson County Court in Texas. Holmes earned a B.S. from Southern University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) in 1980. He later earned an M.S. from Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, Texas) in 1982 and a J.D. from Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas) in 1990. In his interview, Judge Holmes discussed segregation, the housing projects of Houma, Louisiana, and his trajectory to law and local politics.
Date: June 28, 2016
Creator: Grevious, Danielle; Bobadilla, Eladio & Holmes, Terrence
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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