Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



During the past ten years or more school heads (including superintendent, supervisors, officials from the State Department of duration, and board of education members), as well as he,negro parents, civic leaders, teachers, and former students, and graduates, have expressed an increasing amount of interest and concern in the educational program which is being provided the Negro youth of Marlin. Most of those people are anxious to see better educational facilities, especially in the school plant and equipment, aid a curriculum which they feel v/ould be more realistic and more in keepingg with the needs of our present times than the one now being offered. This community sentiment and feeling is well-integrated and articulate at many points in the daily lives of the Uegro citizens of this contra! Texas town. It is especially felt in the churches and religious gatherings, where community life centers; and this same sentiment may be observed or felt in negro business and occupational life, and wherever the Negro youth and their parent's sock to find suitable outlets end expression in recreational activities.

The pattern which has molded this common anxiety over school needs is familiar. Year after year following the end of school and the awarding of commencement diplomas, the Negro citizenry of this town finds itself confronted with an ever-growing population of high school graduates and ex-students who for one reason or the other cannot readily adjust to adult life. Among the graduates there is a lack of financial means or support to enable the student to 50 to college, or, as is often the case, to remain in college. Among the nongraduates the problem usually encountered is the need for employment or a job, often ag rav&fced by the Individual's lack of the necessary training or skill to enter effectively into the occupational world.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. J. Drew

Committee Member

R. M. Jefferson


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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