More on Mable “Jimi” Choice

Record reporter and colleague Roger Phillips recently wrote about the possibility that during a recent City Hall meeting, it was suggested that when east Stockton’s Fair Oaks Library reopens in two months, it should renamed to honor Mable “Jimi” Choice.

You can read the rest of that story here, but for those who are curious to learn more about Ms. Choice, the first teacher of color at Stagg High School, you can find her profile.

“They hired me sight-unseen,” Choice told me right before her 80th birthday in January, “right on the telephone.”

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