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For all the hero worship and accolades showered on men dressed in black and gold, at some point there needs to be an ovation for Dixon - the antiques dealer turned civic activist. With the support of George Halas, the then-owner of the CIueago Bears, a rare pre-season double header was played at Tulane stadium. To a surprised black population, that translated into being able to sit wherever they wanted.
DAVE DIXON AND THE MAKING OF THE SAINTS Errol Laborde New Orleans Magazine; Jan 2010; 44, 4; Docstoc pg. 120 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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