From the New York Times:
After 1963, a Silence Fell Upon Dallas. Not This Year.
By MANNY FERNANDEZ, RICHARD FAUSSET and ALAN BLINDER JULY 15, 2016
DALLAS — Two months after this city’s darkest day in November 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was killed by a sniper in Dealey Plaza, James F. Chambers, publisher of The Dallas Times Herald, was ordered out of a cab in the Detroit snow. He had made the mistake of telling the driver he was from Dallas.
For years after the assassination, Dallas was labeled the “city of hate” because it had been the focal point of a loose-knit anti-Kennedy movement led by right-wing extremists. The city’s response was, for the most part, silence. It stepped, for a time, into the shadows of the national stage because of its guilt, shame and anger, growing only more insular and misunderstood.
Fifty-two years later, the second-worst day in the city’s history has provided Dallas with a new and dramatic global moment. It has seized that moment far differently, presenting to the nation the face of a majority-minority city with diverse, grace-under-pressure leaders and a calm efficiency in the face of chaos.