Big D Reads: The Accommodation
Jerry Hawkins, Executive Director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, joins Jim Schutze, author of The Accommodation, in a community discussion about his recently reprinted book...
Swing Is Now in Session
Vocalist Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield returns with her group, pairing her stellar vocals with a swinging sextet. The Dr. Oscar Passley Quintet features the esteemed trumpet player and his band...
AFRIMMA 2022 “This is Africa”
The African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is set to return with a live audience for the 9th edition of the highly acclaimed award ceremony. Due to the advent of Covid-19, the past two editions...
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
KARINA CANELLAKIS conducts RANDALL GOOSBY violin DVORÁK The Wood Dove TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra LUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra Internationally acclaimed...
Yanga and the AfroMexican Experience
This exhibition breaks ground by introducing new and existing materials in a direct and purposeful, bilingual educational experience using all five senses. Visitors will leave with a powerful and...
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Places to Visit
Miller Log House
Arch and Charlotte Miller, ancestors of Dallas resident Donald Payton, came to Dallas in 1847 as slaves and moved into a log house on the Millermore Plantation. The log house remained a place for slaves until the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, both the Miller Log House and Millermore Plantation, both located inside Old City Park, formerly known as Dallas Heritage Village, have been restored, and visitors can see where Payton's family lived and worked.
At the entrance to the Freedman's Cemetery, visitors are greeted by magnificent sculptures by artist David Newton that guard the remains of over 7,000 African Americans, some dating back to the Civil War. For decades, the cemetery suffered from neglect and was further disturbed when first the railroad and then an expressway were built through the grounds. Today, the memorial is a thoughtful and fitting tribute to all who are resting there.
Juanita J. Craft House
This 1,300 sq. foot, single-story house was the home of Juanita J. Craft, one of Dallas´ most significant civil rights figures. Her legacy spans decades and includes being the first Black woman to vote in Dallas County and her election to the Dallas City Council at age 73. Craft's home, which is one of only three house museums that honor major female figures of the civil rights movement, is currently under renovation.
South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District
This historic district consists of over 100 houses on two streets built primarily by the city's Jewish community. During the 1950s, this neighborhood became the home of many prominent Black leaders, and today it symbolizes the growth, prosperity and vitality of Dallas. The structures feature popular architectural influences including Midwestern prairie, Mission Revival, Classical Revival and Georgian styles.
All Black Lives Matter Crosswalks
The All-Black Lives Matters crosswalk at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Malcolm X Blvd. is one of six intersections that represent the lives that have been lost because someone did not think their lives mattered. Abounding Prosperity, an organization whose purpose is to respond to disparities among Black Americans, gay, bisexual men, cisgender women and transgender women and their families, will sponsor and maintain the landmarks.