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Terry, Odessa Sanders

Terry, Odessa Sanders

Terry, Odessa Sanders

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2001

Interview 236a: In this group interview long-time Lufkin residents like Woody Gann, Odessa Sanders Terry, Dr. Thames, Bob Bowman, and George Henderson reminisce about different aspects of Lufkin in Lufkin during the 19th century.  R.L. Kuykendall, who attempted to interview as many members of the African American community that he could, recorded part of the panel discussion, including the segment from Mrs. Odessa Sanders Terry.  Mrs. Terry discusses life as an African American girl in Lufkin, particularly attending the African American schools.  She speaks of the different school campuses, the teachers and administrators, and the conditions of the schools and supplies.  She talks about social and educational clubs within the community, the popularity of football, and the African American doctors that served the black community of Lufkin.