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Recollections 
                from UNT's Oral History Project

Dorothy Adkins - Member of the Denton Christian Women's Interracial Fellowship

Joe Atkins - Brought desegregation lawsuit against North Texas in 1955

Kenneth Bahnsen - UNT freshman football team coach in 1956

Ann Barnett - UNT alumnus and part of the Denton Christian Women's Interracial Fellowship

William Albert "Dub" Brown - UNT alumnus and sports editor for the Denton Record Chronicle during integration

William Belcher - English professor at North Texas from 1950-1985

William Carrico - UNT alumnus on the football team in 1958 and 1959

Pat Cheek - UNT alumnus and member of the Denton Christian Women's Interracial Fellowship

Raymond Clement - UNT football player during desegregation of the athletic programs.

Charlie Cole, Jr. - Varsity football team player for UNT in 1956

Gladys Crawford - Biology professor at North Texas from 1947-1998

Trudy Foster - Founder of the Denton Christian Preschool, member of the Denton Interracial Fellowship, and wife of Dr. Bruce Foster in the UNT Physics department

Hiram Friedsam - Sociology and economics professor beginning in 1948, founding dean of the School of Community Service in 1954

Bessie Harden - Oak Street Hall and Clark Hall cook, sister to Harve King, and member of the Denton Christian Women's Interracial Fellowship

Mitchell Jackson - Attended Fred Douglass/Fred Moore school and had Tennyson Miller as a coach and later a relative

Henry Kamp - Political science professor at North Texas from 1949-1984

Joe Lindsay Keffer - UNT alumnus and current associate director of the UNT Union, former UNT faculty and head of the Traditions committee

Betty Kimble - UNT employee in the 1960s and member of the Denton Christian Women's Interracial Fellowship

Harve King - Assistant and then associate dean of students at UNT from 1969-1986

Leon King - One of the first two black athletes at North Texas, enrolling in 1956

Linnie McAdams - The first African-American to get a job in the front office of Moore Business Forms in Denton

Pat McLeod - UNT Industrial Arts faculty from 1954 until 2000

Willie Frances McAdams - Denton native and member of the Denton Christian Women's Interracial Fellowship

Fred McCain - North Texas assistant football coach during desegregation

J.C. Matthews - UNT's president at the time of desegregation

Alfred Tennyson Miller - The first black graduate student to enroll at North Texas in 1954

Billie Mohair - Assistant to the 50 Years of Progress and Opportunity Planning committee and UNT alumni

Norvell Reed - provided housing for African-American students and member of the Denton Christian Women's Interracial Fellowship

Carol Riddlesperger - Wife of NT Political Science professor James Riddlesperger and member of the Denton Christian Women's Interracial Fellowship

James Rogers - Journalism professor at North Texas from 1953-1996; author of "The Story of North Texas" books

Jerry Russell - Varsity football player with Abner Haynes and Leon King

Jerrell Shaw - Varsity football player with Abner Haynes and Leon King

Martin Shockley - English professor at North Texas from 1950-1974

Robert B. Toulouse - Dean of the graduate school in 1954