Willie Blackmon Collection
Scope and Content
The Willie Blackmon Collection consists of newsclippings, events programs, funeral programs, correspondence, photos, family history materials, professional awards, athletic accomplishments, and other ephemera from 1927-2009 that were saved and compiled by Judge Blackmon throughout his career.
- 1927 - 2009
- Blackmon, Willie E.B. (Person)
All materials are in English.
This collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Willie Blackmon Collection must be obtained from African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.
Willie E.B. Blackmon, a native of Houston, Texas was born on April 16, 1951 to Will Boney and Florence Joseph Blackmon. A 1969 graduate of Phillis Wheatley High School, he was an All State and All American athlete as well as an honor student. Mr. Blackmon Graduated from Texas A&M University in 1973, with a B.A. in Business Administration in Marketing. While attending Texas A&M he was an All-Southwest Conference and an All American athlete.
In 1982, he graduated from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1984 where he served as a military attorney before being honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Mr. Blackmon has served for ten years as Municipal Court Judge for the City of Houston. He has practiced law in the private sector in the fields of Family Law, Personal Injury, Wills and Probate, as well as Juvenile and Criminal Law.
He has received many accolades both for his athletic and professional accomplishments throughout his career. A member of the world record holding indoor mile relay team that won the U.S. Track and Field Federation National Championship, he was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. Other honors include Co-recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service (2006), a Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumnus, and a member of Who’s Who in American Law 2008-2009. Mr. Blackmon is also a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans in 1906. Today, Judge Blackmon is currently retired and lives in Marble Falls with his wife, Dr. Gaye Lang. He maintains legal offices at Dennis Spurling PLLC Attorneys at Law.
1.5 Linear Feet (3)
This collection is arranged by subject and material type.
Donated by: Willie E.B. Blackmon
Processed by: Vince Lee, October 2009
- African American men -- Texas -- Houston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- African Americans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Bar Associations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Blackmon, Willie E.B.
- Judges -- Texas -- Harris County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- MSS 0009 Willie Blackmon Collection
- An Inventory of his Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
- October, 2009
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the African American History Research Center Repository