Oral History Event Tonight at Walker Education Center

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Oral History Event Tonight at Walker Education Center

Published on April 24, 2014 by Larry Crippen

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of racial integration in Huntsville, which was accomplished after a sit-in at the famous Café Raven on the Courthouse Square.

Local libraries contain no oral history archives of that important time, so the Sam Houston Memorial Museum will host an evening for senior citizens to share what they remember.

The oral history event will take place tonight at 7 in the Katy and E. Don Walker Education Center Auditorium.

Texas historian and Gen. Sam Houston biographer James L. Haley, who is writing an article about desegregation in Huntsville, will moderate the discussion.

Because of the blackout, there is a gap in the historical record.

The event will be open to the public.

Especially invited are senior citizens who have memories to share of integration in 1965.

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