SHERMAN -- Members of Denison history took a chance to catch up on old times. Anderson-Terrell alumni attended the last day of the weekend-long reunion Sunday afternoon. The event was held at the Yellow Rose in Sherman.
Anderson and Terrell were all black schools in Denison. They remained segregated until 1968. Terrell was named after A.H. Terrell who was a deacon and superintendent and trustee at Hogewell Baptist Church. Anderson was the first city-supported school for African Americans in Denison.
The alumni association holds the event every two years. This year the alums went dancing, enjoyed Sunday lunch, and each others company.
"If you don't know where you're from, you're not going to know where you're going. You won't even know where you are now," said Obie Greenleaf, a 1960 Terrell high alum.
Terrell is now an elementary school in Denison ISD.
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