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Kennedy, Bettie

Kennedy, Bettie

Kennedy, Bettie

Date: Monday, February 11, 2002

Interview 170d : The Rev. Bettie Kennedy speaks to the Angelina County Historical Commission meeting about Squire Long, a leader in Lufkin's African American Community in the years immediately following the Civil War. This was an informal speech, so there is some conversation between Reverend Kennedy and several unidentified members of the audience. She speaks about Squire Long's acquisition (or speculates about it) of land after the Civil War, his importance to the African American community, and the church, Long's Chapel CME, named in his honor. She also talks about some of the Long descendants, the Bradcliffs, the Lewis family, and the McKenzie family.