Can Longview's race 'monster' be solved?

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For Al Jones, seen on the Alpine Country Club golf course, the legacy of segregation in Longview is intertwined with his lifelong passion for golf, the game he discovered as a 10-year-old caddy for white men.
A black child's education was not worth much in Longview in the 1950s, but the segregated schoolhouse did offer a cheap supply of ready labor. "They'd come get us out of class," recalls Al Jones, a 67-year-old Longview resident who attended all-black East Ward Elementary School.


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