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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The How To Be Project: Ten Plays for Racial Justice
Thu - Feb 17

The How To Be Project: Ten Plays for Racial Justice

Bishop Arts Theatre has commissioned ten Black playwrights to write a short one-act play inspired by and in conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's book HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST. At a time where...

Every 3 Weeks on Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun between Feb 17 and Mar 6

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Turtle Creek Chorale's Rhapsody Benefit Gala
Sat - Mar 05

Turtle Creek Chorale's Rhapsody Benefit Gala

We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 5th at the Meyerson Symphony Center for RHAPSODY - Turtle Creek Chorale's Benefit Gala. The full VIP Experience includes open bar receptions, seated...

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Turtle Creek Chorale's Benefit Gala: Rhapsody!
Sat - Mar 05

Turtle Creek Chorale's Benefit Gala: Rhapsody!

Join Broadway legend Audra McDonald at the Turtle Creek Chorale's annual benefit gala, Rhapsody, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Saturday, March 5, 2021. The evening will feature...

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

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

BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social
Sun - Jan 23

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

Dallas' Black History: Past & Present Tour
Sat - Feb 05

Dallas' Black History: Past & Present Tour

Explore the often untold Black History of Dallas! From the amazing miracle of the bricks in former Freedman's Town to Ray Charles' former home...to infamous Martyrs Park and the post-Civil War...

Dallas Bites & Sights Tours

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What to Do in February in Dallas

Have the most fun throughout the shortest month of the year.

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How to Celebrate Black History Month During a Pandemic

From Virtual Dance Performances to Socially Distanced Bus Tours to Take-Home Dinner, Dallas Celebrates Black History Month

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Black-owned Restaurants in Dallas

Five favorites we can't stop talking about.

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Holiday Gifts From 7 Black-Owned Businesses

'Tis the Season to Support Local.

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Deep in the Heart of Dallas with Courtney Johnson

Johnson talks favorite spots and how she began juicing

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Deep in the Heart of Dallas with Anthony Robinson

Robinson talks food, plants, and neighborhood favorites.

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