QUESTION: Back in the ‘50s, I know there was a black dentist who had an office here, if you’re going south on Green Street, just south of the railroad track, named Dr. Brown. I don’t know what his first name was, but I do know he was here in the mid- to early ‘50s. I was trying to find out for sure if he was in the running for being the first black dentist in Longview. Dr. Brown did some work for me when I was a teenager. Can you please see if you can find any information on him?
ANSWER: This is my favorite question this year. (It’s possible I’ve already said this at least once this year, but who’s counting?) I love it because it feels like we’ve found a missing page of our history.
I would say he’s definitely in the running to be declared