Category: C.D. Fulkes

1964-09 Desegregation begins at Round Rock High

When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, granting equality and integration in schools, the Rev. Anthony Mays became the first and only African-American student to enroll in Round Rock High School for the 1964-1965 school year. Mays, now senior pastor at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, attended Hopewell Negro School until his sophomore year when he enrolled at Round Rock High School, located at what is now C.D. Fulkes Middle School. Mays registered with Principal C.D. Fulkes in September 1964, becoming the model for integration in Round Rock. “I was nervous because I was in...

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1970-07-01 C.D. Fulkes retires

C.D. Fulkes retires after 20 years with Round Rock ISD, including 13 years as principal of Round Rock High School. C.D. Fulkes Middle School is named in his honor. From Board Minutes, April 10, 1970 Mr. C. D. Fulkes asked the board to release him from his contract as high school principal effective July 1, 1970. Mr. Fulkes stated that since he had been in the school system twenty years with the last thirteen as principal, and due to his approaching the age of 65, he felt that the growing demands of the job may require the vigor and...

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