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James Langford, Retired 2007, Weed Union Elementary School District
After retirement, he collaborated on African-American migration documentary

James Langford, retired teacher

James Langford was the first African-American teacher at Weed Elementary School, launching his career there in 1974. He wrote his master’s thesis on the history of the local African-American community and, after retirement, he went on to collaborate with filmmaker Mark Oliver on the documentary From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights.