Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol 8, No 94 April 3, 1944 Monday Evening
High Court rules Blacks can vote in Primaries
Born This Date
Arthur (Dooley) Wilson born in Tyler
TYLER   (1894) Click Here to follow "Dooley Wilson" forward in Time  On this date in 1894, Arthur "Dooley" Wilson was born in Tyler. As an actor, his most famous roll was that of "Sam" in the 1942 film Casablanca. He died in 1953. Can we ask, just once more, "Play it again, Dooley".    More about "Dooley Wilson on the Web

Court Rules 8-1
WASHINGTON DC Click Here to follow "Voting Rights" back in Time(1944)Click Here to follow "Voting Rights" forward in Time  By an 8-1 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Blacks in Texas must be allowed to vote in the Democratic Primary, something the party had fought for decades.
Political Desk
Sweetwater Demands Representation
SWEETWATER Click Here to follow "Voting Rights" back in Time (1921) Click Here to follow "Voting Rights" forward in Time  On this date in 1921, 5,000 residents of Sweetwater and surrounding Nolan County threated to form a new state if the Legislature continuted to ignore their demands for reapportionment by population (Redistricting), as required by the state Constitution.