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Capps, Marshall

Capps, Marshall

Capps, Marshall

Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Interview 189a : In this interview with Jonathan Gerland, long-time Diboll Independent School District board member Marshall Capps reminisces about his 12-year tenure on the board, including the years of integration. Mr. Capps began his school board position when the Beulah Common School District consolidated with Diboll in 1962. Shortly thereafter, the Diboll board began the integration process with a Freedom of Choice plan. Mr. Capps remembers it to be a relatively painless process in which the board recognized that desegregation would happen and wanted to control the process in their town.