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Carrington, Ellis Sr.

Carrington, Ellis Sr.

Carrington, Ellis Sr.

Date: Monday, July 15, 2002

Interview 244a : In this interview with R.L. Kuykendall, Ellis Carrington, Sr., reminisces about his life as an African American man in Lufkin, Texas from 1922 to 2002. Mr. Carrington recalls going to school at Dunbar High School, quitting school and getting married, working for Lufkin Foundry and the railroad, surviving the Depression, and raising his family. Mr. Carrington talks about racial discrimination, segregated schools, life in Lufkin's African American Community throughout the 20th century, celebrations, businesses, and community leaders.