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Rhone, James

Rhone, James

Rhone, James

Date: Thursday, April 24, 1986

Interview 100a : In this interview with Marie Davis, long-time Diboll resident James Rhone reminisces about growing up as an African-American child in Diboll in the 1930's through the 1950's. He talks about the black school, recreation activities for children, and the families they knew. He also recalls starting with the Temple companies and working his way up, to where he was in charge of all the trucks dispatching them from all of the plants and making sure all orders were filled in time. Mr. Rhone speaks about his race and its influence on his career, and the changes integration brought to Diboll as a member of the school board and the housing authority.