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Linda

Westerly, RI

#1 Feb 13, 2006
At Dunbar High School a white kid shot a black kid. There were riots and a curfew in Lubbock. I am looking for information about the riots but I cannot find anything. Help would be appreciated.
Daryl

AOL

#2 Jul 20, 2006
I live across the street from Dunbar High school during the riots. The kid that was shot his last name was Collier. His Father was a minister in Slaton Texas. I remember the tanks riding up and down our street. I was 9 yrs old at the time.
Dan

AOL

#3 Apr 24, 2007
I remember this too, but unbeliveably, most of my friends don't remember it. I recall it took place at Estacado and a white kid shot a black kid who had threatened him with a box cutter. When the black population thought that the white kid was gonna get off on self defense...well, all hell broke loose and looting and rioting broke out. I even recall a policeman got shot by a sniper, which prompted the use of the armored tanks patroling the streets....
Rodney

Lubbock, TX

#4 May 2, 2007
Dan got this all wrong. I remember this and it was not at Estacado. It was at Dunbar High. A policeman got shot at not shot.
Curt

AOL

#5 May 2, 2007
Dan,

You are about as wrong and one can get. I remember the shooting at Dunbar High School in 1971. Yes, it did cause an up roar. Yes, there was an armored police vehicle patroling the streets on the east side of town. In fact, I saw the the armored vehicle as it passed Mae Simmons Park on East 24th Street. My sister was a witness to the shooting and was interviewed by the Lubbock Police Dept. There were threats made on my sister's life if she testified again the white kid. I graduated from DHS. It was an awful thing that happened and about the only shooting that I ever hear at that Dunbar High School.

Austin, TX
Rodney

Lubbock, TX

#6 May 3, 2007
Curt you proved my point that it was not at Estacado as Dan said. Thank you!!!
HWallace

Coppell, TX

#7 Jun 25, 2007
Willie Ray Collier was shot and killed September 9, 1970 at Dunbar High School by Jeff Carver. I personally knew Willie as he was once my neighbor on Yucca Ave.
The "riots" resulted in a curfew that was only enforced in the East Lubbock community. I attended Estacado at the time of the shooting and I hated that it happened, but I really hated that it happened at Dunbar because it was a great school and represented a great community. I have tried to find published accounts of the tragedy, but have found nothing except a book by Mrs. Katie Parks entitled "Remember When? A History of African Americans in Lubbock, Texas."
Mrs. Parks' book is a remarkable record of life in Lubbock.
zippy

Andrews, TX

#8 Jul 29, 2007
i remember yous a dumbat chicken poo
j rog

Lubbock, TX

#9 Oct 30, 2008
this was the results of stupid judges and legislators. I was also there, Jeff rode to school with me sometimes till the shooting the off to private school because of death threats. This was so not needed people should be free. Not totally controlled in every aspect of life.
randomhero72

Lubbock, TX

#10 Mar 4, 2009
Does anyone know of what happened to Jeff Carver?
cheryl cox

Dallas, TX

#11 Aug 11, 2009
i attended dunbar and was friends with willie,i too have looked for info on this shooting.i wondered why no one has info and what happened to carver.
Jive

Lubbock, TX

#13 Aug 20, 2009
Records show he was in TDC from '73-'76 for Homicide with Malice, my guess would be the "private school" was actually juvinile detention until he turned 18
player

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 May 2, 2010
it was staged to happen like that the gov was doing training for poulation control. you have to remeber they need a way to make the public see what is not really happing look at the oil spill where in louisianna. look at the flooding missipppi
look at new orleans . you see the blacks have been used and abused you know obama is doom it fail.
look at right know the border wars with the cartels in jarerez mex. the cia helped the cartels in the 70's and know they are outcontrol
then they ship illigels through tx in the town of ojinaga mex neat the town of persidio tx . why to increase the violance and then the dam fails in that same town how was that done the goverement you are next. the prostition is out control in your town and soon you will more to come .

Since: Jul 07

PARK RIDGE IL.

#15 May 16, 2010
Funny thing I typed this up on the WWW, but nothing else came up on it.
Griffin

United States

#16 May 19, 2010
http://cox.lubbockonline.com/stories/011704/l...

Snippet from lubbock online about a tribute to Willie Ray Collier during an MLK celebration.
The Realist

Andrews, TX

#17 May 20, 2010
Linda wrote:
At Dunbar High School a white kid shot a black kid. There were riots and a curfew in Lubbock. I am looking for information about the riots but I cannot find anything. Help would be appreciated.
Linda Email me at caleb695@gmail.com, no info concerning your topic, but I collecting sources for a paper I am writing. The fact that you are researching this topic interest me, and in the future I would like an interview (OVER EMAIL ONLY, I am not trying to meet you or bother you), on a variety of topics.
HWallace

Rowlett, TX

#18 Jun 18, 2010
Just wanted to correct the year of this tragedy.
HWallace wrote:
Willie Ray Collier was shot and killed September 9, 1971 at Dunbar High School by Jeff Carver. I personally knew Willie as he was once my neighbor on Yucca Ave.
The "riots" resulted in a curfew that was only enforced in the East Lubbock community. I attended Estacado at the time of the shooting and I hated that it happened, but I really hated that it happened at Dunbar because it was a great school and represented a great community. I have tried to find published accounts of the tragedy, but have found nothing except a book by Mrs. Katie Parks entitled "Remember When? A History of African Americans in Lubbock, Texas."
Mrs. Parks' book is a remarkable record of life in Lubbock.
lhs1

Houston, TX

#19 Sep 10, 2010
Did you learn to read and write at Dumbar?
You are an embarrasement

Since: May 09

San Antonio, TX

#20 Sep 10, 2010
Notice how rioting is the one thing that blacks are really good at? Wow!! I guess decades and decades of Affirmative Action is working (i.e., take the current riots in Los Angeles)!
Suzanne

Lubbock, TX

#21 Sep 24, 2012
I agree with what is said in this post, however, it was definitely 1971, not 1970. I know that because I was on a date with my boyfriend of that time, which was after my daughter was born in January of 1971. There was a big football rivalry between Lubbock High and another school on that Friday. The curfew was citywide for anyone under 18 and it commenced at sundown. We were to be allowed to drive to Lowry Field for the game and home from there. We thought we were so smart and went out driving south of town. We were pulled over by a state trooper and arrested for violating curfew. I was 16 at the time.

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