[Waco, Tx. 1964]. pp. Quarto. Original pictorial self wrappers, stapled. Minor staining and rubbing, small area of insect damage to bottom edge of rear wrapper. Very good. Item #3083
The official program for a 1964 football game in Jim Crow Texas between two segregated African American high schools - Waco's Moore High Lions and Galveston's Central High Bearcats. The game took place at Municipal Stadium in Waco. The front cover of the program is decorated with a striking illustration reproducing a painting of an African American player running with the ball. The program itself includes a two-page listing of players for each team, but is otherwise filled with advertisements for local businesses in Waco. The advertisers include the hometown product, Dr. Pepper, as well as barber shops, restaurants, bus lines, and many more, notably the Doris Miller Memorial Park, billing itself as "the only Perpetual Care Garden Cemetery Owned and Operated by Negroes in the State of Texas."
Interestingly, Waco Moore High School won the state championship this very year, and stands as the last team in the Waco school district to hold such an honor. Also, with regard to Galveston's Central High School, it was integrated with the city's all-white Ball High School four years after the present program was issued. Despite Supreme Court rulings to the contrary, enforcement of school desegregation was slow in many places in the south, including Texas. No records in OCLC.