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Wallace, Odyesa

Wallace, Odyesa

Wallace, Odyesa

Date: Saturday, February 09, 1985

Interview 47a : In an interview at a meeting of the Diboll Historical Society, longtime Diboll teacher Odyesa Wallace recalls her 25 years in Diboll schools. She taught in Diboll from 1960 to 1985, starting at black school, Temple, and going through integration and beyond. Mrs. Wallace spent most of her teaching career in the elementary grades and she recalls the black teacher's struggle for books and supplies when she first came to Diboll, the process of integration, and many of her students through the years.