Fair, Morris 1972-10-03

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Morris Fair, a Dallas jeweler, describes his Jewish emigrant family background, including his interest in boxing and his experiences with the Ku Klux Klan.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Morris Fair

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Date: October 3, 1972

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Recalls participation on bakery baseball team at Forney, Texas, Describes grandparents' and parents' emigration from Russia in 1894, Father's clothing and pawn shop business in Dallas mentioned, Work of Emigration Aid Society in Dallas, Yeshiva school described, State Zionist Convention--1908, Attended Elk Convention in 1908, Events surrounding lynching of Negro rapist in 1908, Dallas school examined, Various jobs listed, Married in 1943, Dallas boxing ring established in 1916, Stationed on Mexican border during World War I, Boxing management and referee jobs described, Mentions boxing club, Specific boxers named

Tape 1, Side 2: Cites anti-Semitic and Ku Klux Klan activities in the 1920s, Klan influence on Dallas city government probed, Expresses attitude toward the Klan and anti-Semitism, John Birch Society mentioned, States feeling toward American nationalism, Diamond robbery in 1968 described, Reveals attitude toward court case involving the 1968 robbery, Family photographs and personalities discussed, Incident of triple murder in Brownfield, Texas, Mentions brother's connections with Texas Republican party

Range Dates: 1894-1968

Bulk Dates: 1894-1968

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