A Look at Black Dallas in 1973

The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at SMU is the gift that keeps on giving. In addition to their vast non-Dallas-history holdings, they are the repository of the WFAA news film archives, which is an incredible collection of local news segments from Channel 8. And now they’ve begun digitizing and uploading film from KERA-Channel 13. There are all sorts of clips posted on the YouTube channel so far — I really, really loved the Blackie Sherrod profile — and I’m not even a sports fan! My guess is that a lot of it comes from the legendary local news show Newsroom, including the one I’m writing about here.

This story from 1973 was about a recent increase in crime in the Black Dallas neighborhoods of South Dallas and State-Thomas/Hall Street. Crime stories are pretty much the same decade in and decade out, but this piece is great because of the almost 8 full minutes of footage showing parts of town that the media largely ignored (ignores). I haven’t seen most of these areas as they existed when this piece was shot — many of these buildings don’t exist at all anymore. A couple of these places are “famous,” most are not. But this is just great. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for places and addresses seen in the film.)

read more >

Black Gail’s Domino Parlor 1968 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

More Gourmet Blogage

Great State of Kansas

President Donald Trump took to Twitter after the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31–20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV to congratulate the

Read More »

Drop your email addy to subscribe to our occasional newsletter with a few blog posts, new designs, and even coupon codes and deals.

Popeye Magazine

Popeye is a monthly fashion and men’s magazine based in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the oldest magazines featuring articles about men’s fashion. Its

Read More »
Psyne Co.