Pleasanton School Integration
Opposition to school integration in Texas was very apparent and bills such as House Bill 65 abolished the right of school trustees to integrate without a petition from the community and then a vote. The community of Pleasanton provided the petition and held a vote on October 26, 1957. By a vote of 343 to 88, Pleasanton School District became the first integrated school under House
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16243.)
Location. 28° 57.88′ N, 98° 29.65′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is on W. Adams Street. Between School and Mark Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 W Adams, Pleasanton TX 78064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasanton City Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Pleasanton (approx. half a mile away); Old Rock Schoolhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pleasanton First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pleasanton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cooper Chapter No. 101, Royal Arch Masons (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ralph Roy Smith (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasanton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.