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Rhodes, Dr. Odis

Rhodes, Dr. Odis

Rhodes, Dr. Odis

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2001

Interview 232a : In this interview with R.L. Kuykendall, Dr. Odis Odean Rhodes discusses growing up in rural Nacogdoches County and moving to Lufkin, attending the segregated Dunbar High School in Lufkin, and continuing his education at Wiley College. Dr. Rhodes discusses the differences between his school in the rural Nacogdoches County, Winters Hill and the more urban Dunbar in Lufkin. He also discusses the differences in school discipline and child raising from his adolescence to the present day. Dr. Rhodes talks about racism in Lufkin and Nacogdoches and living in segregated neighborhoods. He gives details about the various African American neighborhoods in Lufkin, their boundaries, and social life within them.