African American Guide to Dallas


African Americans hold a unique place in the history of Dallas, a history continuously echoed in how the African American community is viewed today. Here's your guide to Black culture in Dallas.

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Tue - Apr 26

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn't know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break...

Daily between Apr 26 and May 1

Winspear Opera House

Black on Black
Sat - Dec 04

Black on Black

Black on Black delivers a holiday party with original new works choreographed by the dancers. It's a complete dance and holiday experience guaranteed to bring good tidings and cheer. Black on...

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Black Nativity
Sat - Dec 04

Black Nativity

Directed by Zetra Goodlow and Albert Wash II December 2 – 18, 2021 (Virtual & in-person) This hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment, inspired by Langston...

Every 2 Weeks on Thu, Fri, Sat through Dec 18

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Black Nativity
Sat - Dec 04

Black Nativity

Directed by Zetra Goodlow and Albert Wash II This hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment, inspired by Langston Hughes retelling of the Nativity story, returns to the...

Daily through Dec 18

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Juneteenth Freedman Town Tour
Sun - Dec 05

Juneteenth Freedman Town Tour

This Freedmen Town tour will tour and explore several Freedmen towns in Dallas County and suburban areas. This tour experience will explore the significance and importance of local Freedman Towns...

Daily ongoing

Remembering Black Dallas, Inc.

BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social
Sun - Dec 05

BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social

Experience the hottest Sunday Social (Distancing) Event in Dallas. Experience live drumming with African and Caribbean rhythms. Experience Poetry. Experience a DJ playing all of your favorite hits...

Every Sun ongoing

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