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The Brown Texan (Vintage Black American digest magazine, Dec 1964)

The Brown Texan (Vintage Black American digest magazine, Dec 1964)

SKU: 125903

Jackson, Adelle (publisher); Earl Belton, Jackson Thomas, Dickie Foster, Josephine Njoker (contributors)

Ft. Worth, TX: Adelle Jackson Printing Company, 1964. V1 N7, December 1964. B/W throughout, color wrapper, 58pp, 5.5 x 7.5 inches, saddle-stapled. Vintage digest magazine published by Sepia magazine editor Jackson, from her Texas printing company. Aimed at the African-American and Black audience of Texas, TBT covered local events & establishments, nationwide politics, with some coverage of local school clubs & sports. At least 10 issues were produced, a few libraries hold early issues. "Miss Versatility of 1964" cover Sheila Simmons of Dallas. Carl Rowan interview, San Antonio church apartment complex, life after death, college & high school majorettes, youth clubs, John F. Kennedy tribute page, Lyndon Johnson images, Bell Helicopter Company, cooking w/ Lucille B. Smith, "Miss Collegiate" contest, Wheatley high School majorettes centerfold, Joe Hinton, Bobby Bland, "Miss Brown Texan" Geraldine Baker, psychological aspects of riot violence, Mus-Ro oil ad, treasure hunting. Also included is a copy of "The Snap" (10/7/60), a pocket-size digest magazine also from Texas, likely w/ ties to Adelle Jackson, seeming to feature quick peeks at happenings like beauty conventions, local businesses, & funeral processions. Both Good only, insect chew, stains, heavy toning. Scarce representation of 1960s Black life in Southern States.  [Book ID: 125903]  [Magazines]


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