Many visit Mexia for Dunbar-Douglass reunion

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Some of the women and children attending the Dunbar-Douglas Reunion last Saturday line dance under the trees on Main Street near the former site of Dunbar High School. Shown here, front row from left, are Judy Chambers, of Mexia, Beverly Gerald, of Dallas, and Stephanie High, of Mexia. On the second row are Lamika Beachum-Herrin, of Dallas, and Pam Beachum, of Mexia. Behind Beachum-Herrin is Nikie Brooks. See more photos from the reunion on Page 6. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

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.

To read more and see more photos, pick up a copy of Thursday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.