Oral History

Gwendolyn McMillan Lawe

A native of Emory, Texas, Lawe was among the first African Americans to graduate from her community’s desegregated school system. In 1971, she became a teacher at Hillcrest High School in Dallas during its first year of full integration.  In addition to forty years in education, she has been active in historic preservation, founding the A.C. McMillan African American Museum in Rains County and writing the genealogical book, From Wolf to Wolfwood (2011). Recorded June 6, 2016.