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Though 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.

Many 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.

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