The library has a new scanner that swiftly and easily manages oversized materials. This is a big, big deal for me. It’s a big deal for you too, even if you didn’t know it until now because it allows me to show you things I couldn’t before, such as this article about Jacqueline McCauley, the first black woman admitted to Rice:
She left Rice after a couple of years and the only other thing I know about her is that she had a radio program on KLOL in Houston in the ’70s. (The Houston Radio History blog where I found that is a lot of fun, by the way.)
I greatly admire her courage and I’m grateful to her for helping save us from ourselves.
Bonus: The image of her leaning against the entrance to the Sallyport on the second page reminded me of this one taken in September, 1926.
Extra Bonus: It might not be the World Cup, but it’s soccer mania every day for the summer campers on campus.
A few pointers…
From “To Live Again: Archeology and History of the Robinson-West River Plantation” By Bill D. West:
A KTRH/KLOL brochure:
A cow in the Houston Cow Parade sponsored by “Jackie McCauley”:
An article and photo in Houston Breakthrough, 1977:
Jackie was a very bright and vivacious lady with a great sense of humor that could sometimes be biting. When I worked in the RMC on weekends, she would stop by and shoot the breeze from time to time. It was a welcome diversion from being one of Roland Pomerat’s weekend stand-ins. When I returned to Houston to practice law in the 70’s, she was working at KLOL. She not only had a radio program, but was also a program director. I would see her occasionally at political events, but by the 80s had lost track of her. If she reads any of these comments, I would appreciate getting reacquainted. Barney L. McCoy, Hanszen67
Barney, I am doing a story about Jackie for the Rice Magazine. Can you contact at email@example.com. Thanks.
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