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Harrell, Margie

Harrell, Margie

Harrell, Margie

Date: Friday, October 17, 2008

Interview 173a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Margie Harrell reminisces about her life in Diboll. Mrs. Harrell was born in Renova, south of Diboll, but moved into Diboll when she was a child. She graduated from H.G. Temple High School and soon after completing business school in Houston she started working for Mr. Massey at Diboll's black school. Mrs. Harrell began working for the Diboll Housing Authority after integration, when she lost her job at the school. She was hired by Woodrow Wood and learned the ropes at the Housing Authority, eventually becoming the director. She has worked at the Housing Authority for over 40 years. Mrs. Harrell also discusses her work in the community, with Christian Outreach and the senior citizens lunches.