The Marks Family Films, no. 4 – Rodeo Footage

This home movie contains black-and-white, silent footage of a rodeo in Texas, likely held at E.H. Marks’ ranch, the LH7. The footage highlights the events of the day, beginning with the riders making their entrance onto the rodeo grounds. Several rodeo events are featured, including cattle branding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and […]

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 15 – Greek Stepping Competition, Part II

This home movie captures scenes from a trio of step-dancing performances made by African-American fraternities and sororities at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. The performers in the first group are from the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the first black, intercollegiate Greek fraternity in the nation.

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