In October 2015, TAMI took its Texas Film Round-Up to Fort Worth, connecting with the welcoming and enthusiastic North Central Texas community as well as partaking in some delicious offerings from Magnolia Avenue. We already featured one of our favorite discoveries from the event: “Fort Worth: The Unexpected City,” a 1970s promotional film narrated by Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart. Now TAMI is ready to share even more of the standout films we collected.

TAMI strives to showcase the diversity of Texas culture, representing not only its many regions but also the array of social and ethnic groups that call the Lone Star State home. So we were thrilled to receive the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society Collection from the Fort Worth Library. Consisting of home movies from the 1940s through the 1960s, the collection largely captures student life at I.M. Terrell High School in Fort Worth, including professional training courses, Friday night football games, and school dances. Also featured is this amazing 1950s footage of the internationally renowned gospel singer, Francine Morrison. In the film, Morrison performs at several local churches before taking the stage at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

The Dallas Cowboys may not be going to the playoffs this season, but sports fans are sure to enjoy this film from the TCU Football Collection. In this brief public service announcement provided by Texas Christian University, Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob “Mr. Cowboy” Lilly advises that making the most out of an education means more than just getting good grades.

Political campaigns for the 2016 election are in full swing, and former Congressman Jim Wright of Fort Worth encourages you to “drop in and say hello” to your representatives in Washington, D.C. In this 1960s educational film, also from Texas Christian University, Wright welcomes a group of young people to his office on Capitol Hill to answer questions about the unique role of Congress.

Check back to see more discoveries from our travels across Texas!