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April 14, 2014

On April 14, the History Department and ASU Multicultural Center hosted “San Angelo and Civil Rights: Local Stories of Integration in San Angelo Schools.” Two local community residents spoke about the integration of San Angelo schools during the 1950s to an audience of 150 students and members of the community. Coach Phil George, a former ASU athletic director and coach, spoke about the integration of Angelo State College, particularly the role of Ben Kelly in integrating the football program. Mary Frances Owens is a retired SAISD schoolteacher who spoke about the integration of San Angelo public schools. Dr. Christine Lamberson introduced the speakers and moderated the event.
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    Coach Phil George speaks to an audience at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.
    Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai
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    Mary Frances Owens, a retired SAISD school teacher discussed her experiences with integration.