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Tough times at Williston too

I was a teacher at Williston Jr. H.S. after desegregation. Desegregation was what the people wanted, but there was great resentment towards white students and teachers who came into the school. It was a very, very tough time to be a groundbreaker. I agree that Williston never should have been closed as a highschool. Had it not been, perhaps the riots of 1970-71 would not have happened. Thankfully, people have come to accept each other over these 40 years, with just a handful of naysayers on both sides still wanting to keep the coals of racial discord burning. I'm hoping in the not too distant future those coals will fade away into the dust of history.


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