William Wilson

OH 0808

Businessman, contractor. His role in the development of Hamilton Park, Texas, during the 1950s. Efforts of Dallas Home Builders Association to establish residential neighborhoods for African Americans; role of Karl Hoblitzelle and Hoblitzelle Foundation; Dallas Citizens Interracial Association; selection of Hamilton Park site; role of Jerome Crossman; T. J. Hayman and Associated Construction Company; role of Carr P. Collins and Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company in furnishing mortgage money.

OH 0981

Her experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1959-90. Youth in East Texas; segregated education; decision to buy home in Hamilton Park; home improvements; secretary for Civic League; zoning problems; deed restrictions and violations; desegregation of Hamilton Park School; Pacesetter; church activities; the “Buy Out.”

OH 0963

Minister. His experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-72. Youth in Southeast Texas; education in segregated schools; decision to move to Hamilton Park; church activities; home improvements; shopping; zoning problems; school activities; deed restrictions; desegregation of Hamilton Park School.

OH 0817

Community leaders. Their experiences as residents of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1956-90. Desegregation of the Hamilton Park School; decision to purchase a home in Hamilton Park; transportation problems; work experiences and racism; Band Parents Club; church activities; PTA activities; Hamilton Park Civic League; interorganizational council and political activities; social clubs; the “Buy-Out.”

OH 0697

Teacher, community leader. Her experiences concerning the desegregation of the Hamilton Park, Texas, schools and integration with the Richardson Independent School District.

OH 0716

Public school administrator. His experiences concerning the desegregation of the Hamilton Park, Texas, school and the establishment of the Pacesetter program. Educational background and administrative positions held; federal desegregation guidelines; establishment of attendance zones; role of H.E.W.; closing of Hamilton Park High School; decision of Fifth Circuit Court; controversy over busing; decision to establish Pacesetter at Hamilton Park.

OH 1005

Schoolteacher. Her experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1954-91. Segregated education in Bryan, Texas; Wiley College; teaching career in segregated Dallas schools; decision to buy home in Hamilton Park; transportation problems; home improvements; church activities; Civic League; the “Buy Out”; zoning problems; Interorganizational Council and political activities; employment at Hamilton Park School; desegregation of Hamilton Park school and transfer to Richardson Independent School District; Pacesetter.

OH 0829

Businessman, community leader. His experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1959-90. Early work experience; service during the Korean War; positions with Lawyers Title Insurance Company; decision to buy a home in Hamilton Park, 1959; public transportation problems; flooding problems; shopping; deed restrictions; Interorganizational Council and political activities; Dad’s Club and PTA at the Hamilton Park School; desegregation and effects on Hamilton Park School; zoning problems; Civic League: church activities.

OH 1032

Her experiences as a resident of Hamilton Park, Texas, 1959-91. Early life as daughter of an African-American sharecropper; segregated education; African-American housing in Dallas during the 1940s and 1950s; decision to buy home in Hamilton Park; home improvements and pride in ownership; transportation problems; shopping; flooding and drainage problems; Hamilton Park PTA; Junior NAACP; desegregation of Hamilton Park School; Civic League; property restrictions; the “Buy Out.”