Interview 49a : Shelby County, Texas native Robert Ramsey recalls his time as a much loved and respected teacher, coach, and principal in Diboll. In this interview with Becky Bailey, Mr. Ramsey reminisces about coming to Diboll, starting a football team, building sports and educational facilities, working with the citizens and the company to fund the school, and the challenges of running a rural school district with a limited tax base. Mr. Ramsey briefly mentions integration and the African American and Hispanic communities in Diboll. Mr. Ramsey presided over a period of great change within the town and the schools.
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