Black History Month of 2018

Submitted by Larry Smith

I especially enjoyed Joe Phillips’ article that appeared in a previous issue of Legends of Groesbeck, “The beginning of the end of the segregated water fountain in the Limestone Theatre lobby.” Joe and I have been close friends for many years but, he had never told me that story until a few years ago. When he did tell me of that memorable experience in his young life, I related a personal experience involving drinking water that occurred to me when I was a teenager working in a mixed ethnic environment. On that occasion, I had invited a white friend to work with me loading watermelons for Jess Lewis who farmed about 300 acres of melons. Most of the workers were older and of various ethnic backgrounds. As this friend and I stopped for a drink, I poured him a lid of water from the metal container of ice water.

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