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DALLAS EXPRESS. The Dallas Express, a black newspaper, was published weekly at Dallas by W. E. King beginning in 1893. Carter W. Wesley, owner of the Houston Informer (see HOUSTON INFORMER AND TEXAS FREEMAN), purchased the paper around 1970, but plans to move it to Houston did not materialize, and publication ceased around November of that year.


Louis Margot III, The Dallas Express: A Negro Newspaper, Its History, 1892–1971, and Its Point of View (M.A. thesis, East Texas State University, 1971).

Diana J. Kleiner


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Diana J. Kleiner, "DALLAS EXPRESS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.