Longtime Longview educator dies at 87

Longtime Longview educator dies at 87
Longview News-Journal
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POSTED: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:14am

A longtime educator who helped Longview schools make the transition from segregation to integration was remembered Tuesday as a mentor to young men and women of all races who went on to become community leaders themselves.

Clifford Stewart, 87, died Saturday. He was a teacher, coach and administrator in Longview ISD for almost half a century and retired in 1994. He began his career with the district in 1951, as a coach and teacher at the old Mary C. Womack High School, which served black students before integration.

When the schools were integrated, he began teaching at Longview High School. He wrapped up his career as the assistant principal at Foster Middle School, said Andrea Mayo, deputy LISD superintendent.

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