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Johnson / Working at Texas Southern University, Part Two

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Johnson: Freeway (inaudible). Traffic was pretty reasonable. Not like it is today, bumper to bumper, but by the time I retired in 1985 it was getting like that. They had started on the new highway. Interviewer: (inaudible) Johnson: No, I commuted. Again, my oldest daughter graduated about that time. I wasn’t sure that they were all going to go here. We didn’t do too much talking about where. We just knew that go somewhere. Of course, she went to Houston at first. I had one to go up to North Texas. Interviewer: In Denton? Johnson: Mmm-hmm. Interviewer: I went there. Johnson: She’s in Dallas now. She got hooked up on that part of the country. Interviewer: What did you teach at Texas Southern? Johnson: I was in education. Basically guidance, training counselors. Interviewer: And you said you retired in 1985? So, you were there thirteen years? That sound about right? Johnson: Right.

Interview Interview with James E. Johnson
Subjects Family › Children
Family › Parenting
Work › Occupations
Education › All-Black Education
Education › Higher Education
Education › Teachers and Administrators
Tags Texas Southern University
University of North Texas (UNT)
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Interview date 2015-07-21
Interview source CRBB Summer 2015
Interviewees Johnson, James E.
Interviewers Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Bynum, Katherine
Duration 00:01:41
Citation "Working at Texas Southern University, Part Two," from James E. Johnson oral history interview with Moisés Acuña-Gurrola and Katherine Bynum,  July 21, 2015, Prairie View, TX , Civil Rights in Black and Brown Interview Database,, accessed April 20, 2024