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D in the Heart of Texas
Jerry T. Dealey
The ‘Right Wing’ Direction of Dallas - "City of Hate" Revisited (Part 1)
Early History of Texas
The Europeans and American Settlers
John Neely Bryan – And Other Early Founders
Some Wheeling-Dealing to Grow a City
George Bannerman Dealey
The Dallas Morning News is Born
The Great 1908 Flood
G. B. Promotes Other Early Dallas Growth
The "City of Hate"
Building the ‘Subway’, Triple Underpass, Dealey Plaza
The Other Buildings Around Dealey Plaza
The Elder G. B. Dealey
The Dallas "Citizens Council"
The ‘Right Wing’ Direction of Dallas - "City of Hate" Revisited
A ‘Turn-Around’ for the Dallas Morning News
The Pre-November ‘Hate’ Incidents
Dallas’ Law Enforcement
November 1963, Why Dallas?
Dealey Plaza Changes To-Date
By the early 60’s and time of JFK’s ill-fated trip to Dallas, the city had become a ‘hotbed’ of political upheaval. It was a city of extreme right-wing leanings, where many of the citizens of Dallas had reached the point that they just wanted to be left alone by, what they perceived to be, the Liberal and Socialist leaning Federal government. These feelings, and some of the events occurring during the summer and fall of 1963, prompted Police Chief, Jesse Curry, in a speech before the President’s arrival in November ‘63, to urge the citizens to keep down trouble, and not fulfill the title “City of Hate”, which had actually been first applied during the Ku Klux Klan heyday of the 1920’s. But if you look at the history of Texas, Dallas, and it’s people, it is really not surprising that they would allow such right-wing extremism into their midst.
The earliest history of Texas was one of pioneering and struggle. From the explorers who first looked at the area, to the Americans who were invited here by Mexico, having to agree to convert to Catholicism and marry a Mexican, independence and self-reliance was extremely necessary. No “social group” gave them anything, and they had to eke out their own survival from the rough territory. However, any gains they received were exclusively theirs to enjoy.
D in the Heart of Texas - Table of Contents
The Dallas "Citizens Council" (Part 2)
The ‘Right Wing’ Direction of Dallas - "City of Hate" Revisited (Part 2)
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