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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Yanga: Journeys to Freedom in the Americas
Sat - May 28

Yanga: Journeys to Freedom in the Americas

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...

Daily through Oct 21

African American Museum

Riverfront Jazz Festival
Fri - Sep 02

Riverfront Jazz Festival

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) has assembled another all-star lineup for its fifth annual Riverfront Jazz Festival which will take place in downtown Dallas, Labor Day Weekend,...

Daily between Sep 2 and Sep 4

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

AFRIMMA 2022 “This is Africa”
Sat - Nov 19

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...

Gilley's Dallas

This is Dallas Exhibit
Sat - May 28

This is Dallas Exhibit

Rich in history, Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park debuted a new exhibit on January 17 that shares the stories of historically marginalized individuals, This is Dallas. The exhibit takes a...

Daily through May 30

Dallas Heritage Village

BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social
Sun - May 29

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

Love You Madly: Celebrating the Music of Duke Ellington
Thu - Jun 02

Love You Madly: Celebrating the Music of Duke Ellington

Love You Madly: Celebrating the Music of Duke Ellington transports you to 1920's New York City at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Told through music, dance and spoken word, Love You Madly...

Strauss Square

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