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McKinney ISD Integration: 1964 (Video Series — Parts 4, 5 & 6)

Press Release|
Karla Schumacher|
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Black History Month celebrates the achievements and prevailing historical moments of African Americans in our country. This February we reflect on integration in McKinney ISD with a series of videos featuring four individuals who lived through that transition in our district: Larry and Linda Jagours, Deborah Smith-Davis-Guillory and George Webb.

Black History Month celebrates the achievements and prevailing historical moments of African Americans in our country. This February we reflect on integration in McKinney ISD with a series of videos featuring four individuals who lived through that transition in our district: Larry and Linda Jagours, Deborah Smith-Davis-Guillory and George Webb.

Part 4:
Reflections on Integration with George Webb

George Webb served as a trustee for the McKinney ISD school board when the decision was made to integrate our district. Mr. Webb remembers being integrated with his black friends long before our schools conformed, and he couldn’t wait to be the one to initiate the motion.

“We had two school systems then. We had one for the whites and one for the blacks.”

Click here to view Part 4 of this video series.

Part 5:
Reflections on Integration – McKinney Had It Easy in the Beginning

Larry and Linda Jagours and Deborah Smith-Davis-Guillory were three of the 9 students who switched from Doty High School to McKinney High School in 1964 at the onset of integration in public schools. They remember how the transition was not easy, but that McKinney ISD handled it well.

“Integration was taking place all over. McKinney really had it fairly easy in the beginning.”

Click here to view Part 5 of this video series.


Part 6:

Reflections on Integration – We Came Here to Learn

Larry and Linda Jagours and Deborah Smith-Davis-Guillory recall how they attended a new school in order to learn, but their integrated education revealed a bigger picture.

“When we got here, we already had a place whether anybody liked it or not. We were students.”

Click here to view Part 6 of this video series.

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