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Jones, Maurice

Jones, Maurice

Date: Friday, August 20, 2010

Interview 209a : In this interview with Patsy Colbert, Temple High School graduate and Diboll native Maurice Jones discusses his school years attending Diboll's segregated schools, playing football and basketball, and race relations in town. Mr. Jones talks about the integration process that began as he was finishing school and the issues he and his fellow athletes dealt with during that time. He mentions his brother Johnnie and his sister Minnie Faye, two star athletes who integrated into Diboll High School. He also discusses growing up in a segregated, but harmonious town. Mr. Jones mentions Coach Seals, Mr. Massey, and Coach Simmons, as well as the last Temple Tigers football game against Wiergate.