Oak Cliff

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The community of Oak Cliff is one of progress and transformation, experiencing a "rebirth" over the last few decades. Covering approximately one fourth of Dallas County, Oak Cliff has become one of the most ethnically diverse and culturally opulent neighborhoods in the state of Texas. From the events surrounding the death of Pres. John F. Kennedy to the demographic shifts over the last 40 to 50 years, Oak Cliff has become a symbol of inimitability, re-establishing its image as one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the United States.
ISBN: 9781467116268
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 151
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mary Elliott Skinner has a lifelong connection to Oak Cliff, having been a resident of Oak Cliff as well as an active member of one of the community's iconic churches, Tyler Street United Methodist Church. With friends and family in the area, she has a personal relationship with Oak Cliff and its history. Leigh Gettman-Allen attended preschool through college in Oak Cliff. As Miss Oak Cliff 1996 and 1998, she made over 200 appearances in Oak Cliff alone, serving as an ambassador for racial reconciliation. Leigh serves as a member of many Oak Cliff organizations as well as teaches at Oak Cliff's premier college, Dallas Baptist University.
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