Many visit Mexia for Dunbar-Douglass reunion
By Roxanne McKnight
People from all over Texas and even other states were in Mexia this past weekend for the annual Dunbar-Douglass Reunion.
Dunbar High and Douglass Elementary were the schools established to educate African-American children in Mexia before segregation was achieved in the fall of 1968.
The weekend began with a banquet Friday evening at the Civic Center, where Mayor Troy Miller welcomed the attendees. Keynote speaker Monroe Mayes Jr., a motivational speaker from Dallas, entertained and inspired. Also that evening, Arthur Moore, of Oakland, Calif., and Imogene Lacey, of Dallas, were announced as king and queen of the weekend. Lacey, who is in a nursing home, could not attend, but her sister Blanche Ferrell, also of Dallas, accepted the award for her.
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