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Massey, Willie

Massey, Willie

Massey, Willie

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 1986

Interview 99a : Born in Trinity County, Texas, in 1911, longtime Diboll educator Willie Massey describes how he worked his way through college and went on to teach for 39 years. He discusses life before integration of the schools, the "no pass, no play" issue, teaching in Diboll, and the effects of integration on schools and the community. Also mentioned are: Butch Davis, Freddie Randolph, Arthur Temple, Jr., Fennie Simmons, Ruby Simmons, Lily Griffin, Mattie Smith, Mr. Foster, Robert Ramsey, Lon Smith, and Walter Pate.