Education: Repaying the Rent

Evan Edward Worthing told the Negroes who rented his property in Houston: "You let me have what belongs to me. and I'll give you what belongs to you." A fair man who sometimes seemed hard, he had captained the first Texas A. & M. football team to beat the University of Texas (12-0. in 1902), and he sternly threw out tenants who had no good reason for defaulting on their rent. But he lent money freely when times were hard, would let a family fall behind on the rent if there were good reasons for it. Quietly he made no-interest loans...

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