James Pamplin is the husband of Mrs. Barbara Pamplin, first grade teacher at Manor Elementary School. He is the youngest of four children born to Benny and Dixie Lee Pamplin. Mr. Pamplin has earned associate degrees in Fire Science and Law Enforcement. After serving twenty-one years on the Austin Fire Department, he began his current career as a member of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He has served sixteen years with this department. With all his responsibilities, Mr. Pamplin finds the time every year to share his love of African American memorabilia with us.
This year’s display is dedicated to Pioneers of the Westward Expansion. Featured are such notables as Bass Reeves, Jim Beckwourth, Bill Pickett, Charles Sampson, Jesse Stahl and Myrtis Dyckman. The role of African Americans in the movement has been largely overlooked in American history books. This display sparks the curiosity of students and staff about the lives and contributions of these often forgotten pioneers.
Mr. Pamplin, we appreciate and salute you. Thank you for all that you add to the Manor Elementary family.
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