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School administrators say Lufkin has come a long way since segregation

Lufkin ISD Superintendent Roy Knight Lufkin ISD Superintendent Roy Knight
Dunbar Hall of Honor Inductee Lacey Chimney, Sr. Dunbar Hall of Honor Inductee Lacey Chimney, Sr.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Lufkin educators say America has come a long way from the days of segregation, but there are still battles to be fought.

Many gathered at Dunbar Primary School Monday for the Dunbar Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony.

Lacy Chimney, Sr., a long-time East Texas educator, was one of the inductees.

School administrators said one of their greatest hurdles is single-parent households.

Superintendent Roy Knight said the assembly is a reminder of the need to get the whole community involved in educating local children.

"We've made great strides," said Knight. "We're not through yet. I think the most apparent indicator of that is still the discrepancy in minority test scores if we use that as our only sample. I think one of the greatest things about today is it reminds us of the wonderful spirit of the Dunbar community and those are expectations of high achievement."

Before desegregation, Dunbar Primary was the school for African Americans.

Today, it's a multicultural magnet campus.

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