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Carswell, Martha

Carswell, Martha

Carswell, Martha

Date: Monday, January 10, 2011

Interview 216a : In this interview with Patsy Colbert, long-time Diboll teacher Martha Carswell reminisces about her years teaching in Diboll, particularly during the racial integration of the schools. Mrs. Carswell taught for 44 years, starting in Lufkin and then moving to Diboll as a 5th and 6th grade teacher. She started in Diboll during Freedom of Choice and then stayed through full integration, with a few years off when her children were young. Mrs. Carswell remembers fellow teachers Mrs. Sibley, Mrs. Stubblefield, Mrs. Pate, and Mrs. Poland. She also remembers her principals Mr. Gartman and Mr. Porter.