Giddings Reflects on Death of Dallas Education Access Hero Sam Tasby

DALLAS, TX – On Sunday, August 16, 2015, the heroic lead plaintiff in the historic Dallas ISD desegregation case, Sam Tasby, passed away at the age of 93. Texas State Representative Helen Giddings (D-Dallas) offers the following statement to Mr. Tasby’s family and friends:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Sam Tasby during this most difficult time. Mr. Tasby was a courageous man and father, who helped open the doors in Dallas ISD for all students, regardless of the color of their skin. His unyielding dedication to education for the children of Dallas will never be forgotten, and will always be appreciated. We will continue to try to live up to his rule of thumb – no matter the task, large or small, do it as best as it can possibly be done.”
Representative Giddings represents House District 109, which includes the cities of: Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Glenn Heights, Lancaster, Wilmer, and part of Dallas. Please contact Morgan Constantino at 512-463-0953 or morgan.constantino@house.state.tx.us for further information.