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Ligon, Leamon

Ligon, Leamon

Ligon, Leamon

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

285a: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Nigton (Trinity County, Texas) natives Leamon Ligon, Cleveland Mark, and Goldman Dixon reminisce about growing up in the Freedman’s community.  They discuss family life, school, recreation, sports, race relations, and farming, among other topics.  They also talk about their time in the military (Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps) and prominent musicians and sports figures to come out of Nigton and Diboll.  Mr. Ligon also recalls his interactions with Diboll figure Jay Boren.  People they mention include Willie Massey, Uncle York Ligon, Dogan Dixon, Professor Will Jackson, Arthur Temple, Jay Boren, and Jeff Carter.