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Page history last edited by Sunchai Hamcumpai 10 years, 1 month ago

 

PART 2  – School history

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NARRATION

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In a separate but unequal time the Neylandville community managed to build and operate a school that served the rural areas of Hunt County and beyond.

 

 

“St. Paul High School.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

 

 

 

 

Hunt county had white rural schools about 2 to 3 miles apart.

 

 

 

“St. Paul School 1920.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

 

 

 

St. Paul on the other hand was the only rural black school in the county.

 

 

 

“St. Paul School 1923.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

 

“St. Paul School 1925.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 bus routes served the school, one of which encompassed 102 miles round trip.

 


min #

30)      Bus to St. Paul School

a)      Get on 7:15-7:30

b)      Emory was at the end, needed to pick up first

31)      Route

a)      Emory-Point-Lone Oak-Campbell-School

b)      Arrive 8:30

32)      When bus broke down

a)      Sometimes late until noon

b)      Didn’t feel bad, but rather fun

 

From: Gwen Lawe Oral History Interview

(Link to timestamp click Gwen Lawe Oral History Interview )

 

“St. Paul School bus 1938, driver B. T. Thrash.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.


“St. Paul School bus.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

“St. Paul School buses 1948.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

 

 

 

Receiving less money and classroom materials than the local white schools St. Paul overcame tremendous odds.

 

 

Min#

8)      St. Paul School

a)      Facilities were very bad, but teachers were not

 

 

Min # 13 in St.Paul Walking Tour

13) Book and Supplies

- Books were discarded from Rains HS

- Typewriters "none of them works"

 

“St. Paul School 1926.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

“St. Paul School 1926-1.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

 

 

 

 

The school was supported by a minority community

The school was one of the central structures of a small tightly knit community that relied upon itself for everything necessary for a village to operate. With their own grocery market, churches, post office, etc. (list), the community even policed itself. There was no need for a sheriff here, the community relied upon a silent code within itself that ostracized members who did not keep within the moral boundaries of the understood behaviors.

 

min #

11)      Self sufficient

a)        She said, “Until desegregation, African American communities were self-sufficient. They had to be.”

12)      Segregation VS Desegregation

a)      Before --- “African American lived in the same community with the doctor, lawyer, teacher, bus driver, janitor; you all lived in the same community.”

b)      After --- “After desegregation the attorney, doctor they moved. So that is another book.”

 

From: Gwen Lawe_ St Paul School walking tour

Link to time stamp click Gwen Lawe_St Paul walking tour

 

 

 

“St. Paul School Debate Team.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

“St. Paul School NFA and NHA groups.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

 

 

 

(tweak narration below for clarity)

 

Bolstered by funds from the Rosenwald Foundation and guided by educational principles developed by Booker T Washington the St. Paul school became the destination for the dreams for what are seen for generations of black students living in Hunt county during the mid-20th century.

 

 

 

“St. Paul School Father – Son Banquet.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use.

“St. Paul School unknown date - 1.” Digital Collections, James G. Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce. JPEG file. Fair Use

 

 

Comments (1)

Kelly L Dent said

at 11:36 am on Apr 25, 2012

Just incorporated this into the Storyboard. Once I get the others, I'll upload Version 8.

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