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Deason, Joe

Deason, Joe

Deason, Joe

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012

Interview 254a: In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, Joe Deason reminisces about growing up in the Trinity County African American community of Nigton.  He talks about his grandfather, his parents, going to the segregated school, attending Diboll’s segregated H.G. Temple School for high school and race relations.  He mentions his brief visits to and experience with segregation in Lufkin, attending Prairie View A&M for college, and time in the military in Vietnam.