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Prof Randall's Note: I went to segregated schools up until the time I graduated from high school in 1966. Apparently, Texas school's implemented the Supreme Court 1954 required - with "all deliberate speed". I went to a small school in Hawkins, Texas, a two-room school in Muleshoe Texas and a black high school in Amarillo, Texas. At every school we started the school the same way, the Lord's Prayer the National Anthem and the Negro National Anthem (also known as "Lift Evry Voice and Sing".)
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
James Weldon Johnson
Till earth and heaven ring,
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us;
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered;
Out from the gloomy past.
Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.