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Christia V. Adair Park Dedication; Declaration of Christia V. Adair Day

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Identifier: OH C 014


  • October 22, 1977


Christia V. Adair was born in Victoria, Texas in 1893. She attended Sam Houston College in Austin and Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College (now Prairie View A&M) where she received her teaching certificate in 1914. Mrs. Adair worked as a teacher in Kingsville, Texas for several years before moving to Houston with her husband in 1925. She campaigned for women’s suffrage and was a founding member of the NAACP in Houston. Throughout her life, Mrs. Adair was a very active member of her community through her work with the Methodist Church and local women’s organizations. This two-part audio recording includes the ceremony for the dedication and opening of the Christia V. Adair park and the declaration of Christia V. Adair Day in Harris County on her birthday, October 22, 1977, by Commissioner Tom Bass. In Part B, Mrs. Adair addresses the audience and stresses the importance of voting. Many individuals pay tribute to Mrs. Adair throughout the recordings, including Fred Hofheinz (by telegram), Reverend Bill Lawson, the Wheeler Avenue Chapel Choir, Eleanor Stone Huckebee, J. Edwin Smith, and other community members who worked with her over the years.

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