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McKinney ISD Integration: 1964 (Video Series)

Press Release|
Karla Schumacher|
Tuesday, February 8, 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.

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 & Linda Jagours and Deborah Smith-Davis-Guillory were 3 of the 9 students who switched from Doty High School to McKinney High School in 1964 at the onset of integration in public schools.

Part 1:
Looking Back at Doty High School – Corner of Seneca & Throckmorton Street

Larry and Linda Jagours and Deborah Smith-Davis-Guillory tour the exterior grounds of the former property of Doty High School and reminisce about the ways things used to be.

“We’re at the corner of Seneca and Throckmorton Street which is the former property of E.S. Doty High School.”
Click here to view Part 1 of this video series.


Part 2:
Looking Back at Doty High School – Inside the Old Elementary
Larry and Linda Jagours and Deborah Smith-Davis-Guillory tour inside the Holy Family School, which used to be the Doty Elementary School and recall where all their favorite teachers and classrooms existed.

“This was my 1st grade room!”
Click here to view Part 2 of this video series.


Part 3:

Looking Back at Doty High School – Prepared for the Future
Larry and Linda Jagours and Deborah Smith-Davis-Guillory remember how Doty prepared them for the monumental transition each of them would endure during integration.

“We were full of questions…but the answers didn’t put us in a box.”
Click here to view Part 3 of this video series.

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