Leona Ford Washington (1928-2007) was teacher, community activist, newspaper publisher, and founder of the McCall Neighborhood Center in El Paso. She grew up in El Segundo Barrio and attended Douglass School, . Mrs. Washington taught for thirty-nine years in the El Paso Independent School District,
El Paso Mother Anne Clark , 112 years old, lives at 3602 Alameda Ave., El Paso, Texas. She is too crippled to walk, but a smile lights up the tired old eyes that still see to sew without glasses. One tooth of a third set is in her upper gum. She is deaf, but can hear if you speak close to her ear. She says, "Lemme git my ears open, bofe of 'em," wets her finger, then pulls so hard on the ex lobes it seems they would be injured.
The historic home at 3221 E. Wyoming Avenue was built in 1937 by Marshall and Olalee McCall. Marshall was one of the first African-American mail carriers in the city of El Paso and a veteran of World War I. Olalee was an English teacher at Douglass School (the sole school for African-Americans in El Paso until 1956). She became the first female high school principal in the El Paso School District in 1937.
Nolan Richardson, bottom right, was the head basketball coach at Bowie High School, El Paso, Texas for 10 years.
1966 TWC basketball team members Willie Cager and Togo Railey.the 1966 Texas Western College (TWC) team, the first to start a squad of African Americans in a championship basketball game. TWC’s (which became UTEP) victory over Kentucky in the national championship game truly broke the color barrier in college sports. - See more at: http://www.thc.state.tx.us/blog/explore-texas-african-american-history#sthash.Hg7qP7OS.dpuf
Fred Alton Carr played linebacker for theGreen Bay Packers from 1968-77.He played for Phoenix College before transferring to theUniversity of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1965, where he was called "Probably the best overall linebacker in school history." Fred was inducted into the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame, September 23, 2005