Black History Month – Hall of Negro Life – 1936

Hall of Negro Life

As a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Independence of Texas from Mexico, the United States and the State of Texas commissioned the 1936 Texas Centennial Exhibition and Celebration. The exhibition served as the United States turn to host the World’s Fair. At that time, the U. S. was in the recovery stage from the Great Depression which severely […]

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I. S. White, Civic Leader and Civil Rights Advocate

Israel Scott White, civic leader and civil-rights advocate, was born near Longview on March 15, 1885. He was the youngest of three sons of Noah and Susan White, who worked as dirt farmers. White attended the Pleasant Hill Community School near his home and was encouraged at an early age to study law.

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