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THE HALF AIN’T NEVER BEEN TOLD a stage play of pride, struggle, and victory

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022



We are inviting you to…drum roll, please.


a stage play of pride, struggle, and victory

Produced by Remembering Black Dallas

 George Keaton, Jr., Founding Executive Director of Remembering Black Dallas, has skillfully combined his knowledge of local history and creative talents to produce a magnificent play about little known Dallas Black pioneers ‘making a way out of no way.’

Come witness the legacy of our bold and ingenious Black Ancestors:(brief bios)

Thelma Richardson —  in 1942 with the help of Negro Teacher’s Alliance & civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall, Mrs. Richardson had to “fight the power”, winning a landmark lawsuit that “charged for years the Dallas school district maintained a policy of paying Black teachers and principals less than white educators with the same education, experience.”  Organize. Educate.

Otis Boykin — a genius and valedictorian of his 1932 Booker T. Washington class, dropped out of college but later went on to become an inventor/engineer with 25 major patents including a patent that enables the pacemaker to function properly.

Anderson Bonner – was born an enslaved African around 1835 and after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865 , Brother Bonner got busy letting his dollars stack and became one of the largest landowners in Dallas County with over 2000 acres.  Free the Land.

Julia Scott Reed – a highly acclaimed journalist at  the Black owned Dallas Express Newspaper, Mrs. Reed left the Express to become  the first Black journalist hired at the Dallas Morning News in1967 during the height of the Civil Rights/Black Power Movements.

R.C. Hickman – a fearless country fella from Mineola, Texas came to Dallas with his camera to get his ‘hustle’ on and ended up accidently documenting the history of Black Dallas. From protest demonstrations to debutante balls to funerals, parades, White folks ‘acting up’ and everything in between, Hickman created an amazing treasure trove of 10,000 +photographs.

Murine Bailey –  a highly revered DISD music teacher and choir director at Lincoln  High School, Mrs. Bailey was loved and respected throughout the Dallas community.  Upon her retirement, the Lincoln High school choir and a street in South Dallas were named in her honor.

Ernie Banks –  known as “Mr. Cub”  a Dallas native straight out of Short North Dallas (aka UpTown), played for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1971. His remarkable career earned him induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility.

Dickie Foster – a savvy Black businesswoman, was a pioneer journalist/co-owner of the Dallas Post Tribune newspaper. As a Black business owner during the violent Jim Crow era, Mrs. Foster was a courageous and resourceful woman throughout her career.

WHEN can we see the stage play?

Performances are:

  • Friday, June 17, 2022  7:30PM $25. Plus $3.16 fee 
  • Saturday, June 18th 3PM -Tickets are FREE for children aged 9-17;Organizations please call 469-399-6242 for 10 or more free tickets. Last date to secure FREE youth tickets: June 15th 
  • Saturday, June 18, 2022  7:30PM $20. plus $2.85 fee
  • Sunday, June 19, 2022  3PM $25. plus $3.16 fee

Three days only — June 17,18, 19 2022



WHERE can we see the play?

Latino Cultural Center

Dallas, Texas


Latino Cultural Center
 2600 Live Oak
Dallas, TX 75204 United States
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