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Juneteenth Celebration

John B. Lawson

Annie Mae Charles

Police chief:
Kenneth Mack

Genoice Laurice Walker

City manager in Galveston and the state:
Douglas W. Matthews

City councilman:
Thomas Armstrong

Mayor pro-tem:
Rev. David Harris

City councilwoman and mayor pro-tem:
Cornelia Harris Banks

Postmaster of the U. S. Postal Service:
Clyde Owen Jackson

President, Local 851, to be elected to the Executive Board of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoreman Association:
Doc Hamilton

President of the United Way and director of Social Services, UTMB:
Gloria Haywood

Youth organizer of sit-in strikes for integration:
Kelton Sam

Graduate from UTMB nursing program; inducted into the UTMB School of Nursing Hall of Fame:
Wilma Gaston

District clerk of Galveston County:
Latonia D. Wilson

Principal of Central High School:
Champion H. Waring

Service in two capacities, principal and librarian, of Central High School:
John R. Gibson

Vice-principal of Central High School:
Frank Windom, Jr.

Librarian hired by Galveston School District for the Colored Branch of Rosenberg Library:
Lillian J. Davis

Woman to fight for equalization of teacher's pay and national founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority:
Jessie McGuire Dent

Woman band director:
Izola Fedford Collins

Director of curriculum, assistant superintendent and acting superintendent of G. I. S. D.:
Dr. L. A. Morgan

Male school board member:
Theasel Henderson

Woman elected to the School Board:
Ann Simmons

Valedictorian of Ball High School:
Dr. Elicia Williams-King

Justice of the Peace:
Judge Penny Pope


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