Doar, 11/11/66: Interview with Doar about the investigation and steps taken by HISD to integrate its schools. HISD Superintendent Glenn Fletcher (possibly the man seen walking down the stairs) accused the investigators of using "amateurish" methods in their probe. Doar denied any "sneaky" tactics. On December 27, HISD received a letter detailing the the Justice Department's findings. Doar informed Robert Eckels, president of the school board, that Houston was not following its announced plan to desegregate schools. The assistant attorney general gave the school district bad marks on faculty desegregation, bus transportation, and operation of a freedom of choice plan. "I will resist all efforts of using the school district as a tool of the Civil Rights Movement," Eckels replied in a statement. "I'm not inclined to do something just because the attorney general says it's the law." Although United States District Court Judge Ben C. Connally ordered HISD to integrate beginning in 1960, the transformation was slow and often ineffective. It took Houston decades to completely desegregate its public schools, and questions of de facto segregation remain.