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Peters, Wilk

Peters, Wilk

Peters, Wilk

Date: Friday, September 28, 1984

Interview 19f : Wilk Peters was born in Trinity County, Texas, in 1900, and lived in the Southern Pine Lumber Company company town of Diboll, Angelina County, between 1919 and 1924. He became a college librarian and in this 1984 self-interview vividly recounts his life as a young black man in Diboll during the early 1920s. With much insight he describes working, living, and racial conditions in great detail. More on his fascinating life can be found on pages 2 through 5 of our July 2000 issue of the Pine Bough magazine.