little remains to tell their story, African-American
workers have been an integral part of the A&M College
of Texas from its inception. They have been employed
in various capacities as day laborers-primarily janitors,
cooks and waiters, maids and porters, construction workers
and groundskeepers. In time a few were promoted to "staff"
positions such as head janitor and head of ground crews.
are among the longest serving employees of the college,
including Dan Jackson who worked as a janitor for over
50 years, Dan Ward who was one of the first janitors,
Willie Jackson who was a cook for 27 years, Sam Wilson
who was head waiter for over 40 years, and Freddie Daily
who was a Poultry Center employee for 34 years.