Remembering Black Dallas, INC.

Remembering Black Dallas, INC.

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How wonderful it would be if the African American Museum in Dallas could acquire this awesome collection! In any case, I hope someone who truly appreciates it's worth can get it. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/african-american-history-memorabilia-auction-elizabeth-meaders/?fbclid=IwAR3WmDyQbqwQ7uBzYx_OfytN4SVL1u1PIGISImaOE_Ccmh82yOliNGDkcUI
Remembering Black Dallas, INC. organization presents its annual Black History Month freedman towns motorcoach tour.
This Black history motorcoach tour will explore all known local Freedman Towns of Dallas county. Your tour will be guided by a 5th generation native, George Keaton, Jr., Ph.D. of Dallas, Texas. Dr. Keaton will guide passengers through the social dynamics and complexities of the Jim Crow era and Freedman towns within various areas of Dallas.
I was very happy to see that the old K*K headquarters building in Fort Worth is being purchased by nonprofits, named after a K*K lynching victim, and repurposed to serve the mission of the nonprofits.

Does anyone know if there was a K*K headquarters building in Dallas too, whether it is still standing, and for what purpose it is currently being used? It would be very good to do something in Dallas like what they are doing in FW. I have looked on line and through the Dallas County historical marker list, and can’t find any reference to a K*K headquarters building here.

Nonprofits Plan Bright Future for Old K*K Building in Fort Worth

YEAH ... it is official, the City Council has approved my nomination to the Dallas Landmark Commission made by City Council District 5, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Jaime Resendez.

George, thank you for your encouragement and endorsement!
Proud Joppa-Joppee Moment:
Remembering Black Dallas, INC. had a "Freedmans Town" bus tour this past Sunday, and it was amazing. Led by Dr. George Keaton our tour guide, we were able to explore the significance of Dallas County Freedman Towns that were created by force during reconstruction.
From Deep Ellum, to Bear Creek, Alpha, Texas back to Joppa-Joppee and a few in between, the experience was rewarding. It's especially rewarding when your hometown is historically recognized and you enter it with pride, knowing that it is 1 of 3 best preserved Freedman Towns in the nation!!!!
Thanks Lizzie _bcWORKSHOP for the opportunity.❤
#FreedmansTown1872
This is your LAST CHANCE to sign up for today's #lunchandlearn on ##Juneteenth. Dr. George Keaton, Jr., Founder and Executive Director of Remembering Black Dallas, INC., will discuss the history of Juneteenth, the aftermath of emancipation, and how the holiday is viewed today.

RSVP now at https://sforce.co/3pCDyhJ.

#dhhrm #emancipation #historylesson
I interviewed M. Bell 93 yrs old on yesterday. A jewel of the community
George Keaton Jr., CEO of Remembering Black Dallas, INC. has mapped out DFW's seven Freedmen's towns, all of which are still in existence but dealing with different levels of gentrification. Some are well-documented and fairly preserved, others have disappeared into the terrain of the expanding DFW Metroplex.
Happy Friday, Friends! Valentine's Day is around the corner and we want to celebrate by showing some love to a fellow preservation organization right here in Rockwall County!

Glen Hill Cemetery Preservation Society is a newly founded organization with the mission of preserving Glenn Hill Cemetery. They are made up entirely of passionate volunteers! Since their founding, they have already completed so much amazing and much-needed work. Join their page for more details and information on clean-up days and other volunteer opportunities!

Remembering Black Dallas, INC. has generously agreed to become a steward of Glen Hill Cemetery. If you would like to donate, visit
https://www.rememberingblackdallas.org/home.html.
Click the DONATE button at the top of the page and then choose Glenn Hill Cemetery to make a donation.
Dallas Genealogical Society invites you to our virtual Feb 6 General Meeting at 11:00am CST. In honor of African American heritage month, DGS member Paul Beaty will present "Finding a Great Grandfather with DNA". This event is free and open to all. Zoom access is through the DGS website.
Remembering Black Dallas, Inc. is a local non-profit organization, founded by Dr. George Keaton, that aims to preserve and promote the experiences, history, culture, and artifacts of Dallas area African Americans. More information and upcoming events can be found on their website: https://www.rememberingblackdallas.org/. You can also like their page (Remembering Black Dallas, INC.) or follow on Twitter (@RBDallasHistory).

RBDallas, Inc. is a non-profit organization that preserve and promote, the African American life, history, artifacts, and culture of Dallas. Business Hours are by Appointment only during this pandemic until further noticed.

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Health care inequity persists despite a century of hard work by black doctors 05/25/2022

Health care inequity persists despite a century of hard work by black doctors

Our History. Our Stories in Dallas County

Health care inequity persists despite a century of hard work by black doctors One in five black people avoids medical care because of racial concerns over health care providers. One-third of African-Americans surveyed for a...

05/21/2022

We'll see you at 1:00 PM TODAY at RBD Headquarters for our May General Meeting!! This is our last general meeting before the summer break. Stay tuned for summer events and opportunities to volunteer!

Photos from Remembering Black Dallas, INC.'s post 05/17/2022

Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite now!! tinyurl.com/RBDTheHalfAintNeverBeenTold

Remembering Black Dallas, Inc. presents, The Half Ain't Never Been Told, set to debut on Friday, June 17th, 2022 at the Latino Cultural Center!! Written by Dr. George Keaton, Jr. and directed by Selmore Haines III, the play brings to life little known stories from Dallas African American history and celebrates Juneteenth, only recently recognized as a national holiday. We hope you'll join us in tears, laughter, reflection, and joy as we celebrate Juneteenth 2022.

THE HALF AIN'T NEVER BEEN TOLD- IN-PERSON LIVE ON-STAGE PLAY 05/15/2022

THE HALF AIN'T NEVER BEEN TOLD- IN-PERSON LIVE ON-STAGE PLAY

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-half-aint-never-been-told-in-person-live-on-stage-play-tickets-341084692497
Get your tickets now by click on this link above.

THE HALF AIN'T NEVER BEEN TOLD- IN-PERSON LIVE ON-STAGE PLAY This production is a rare and unprecedented look into the past of Dallas African Americans' true stories of Dallas' people and its past.

05/15/2022

Do you know Julia Scott-Reed?

See the play “The Half Ain’t Never Been Told”, June 17-19th at the
Oak Farms Dairy Performance Hall.

Get tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-half-aint-never-been-told-in-person-live-on-stage-play-tickets-341084692497

Julia Scott Reed (July 17, 1917 – October 19, 2004) was a journalist, editor and radio broadcaster. She became the first African American columnist at the Dallas Morning News in 1967.[1]

05/10/2022

Born in Dallas Texas, Boykin attended Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, where he was the valedictorian, graduating in 1938. See his story come alive in our Juneteenth weekend play: The Half Ain’t Never Been Told” Follow our FB page for details

TSHA | Beck, Arthello, Jr. 05/09/2022

TSHA | Beck, Arthello, Jr.

AWESOME MAN, ARTIST, FATHER, & FRIEND

TSHA | Beck, Arthello, Jr. Arthello Beck, Jr., Dallas African-American artist, son of Arthello Beck, Sr., and Millie (Taylor) Beck, was born in Dallas on July 17, 1941. He was the first African American to own and operate an art gallery in Dallas.By the age of seven, Arthello knew that he wanted to become an artist. His fathe...

Arthello Beck Jr.'s light shines on with help of artist, curator Jennifer Monet Cowley 05/07/2022

Arthello Beck Jr.'s light shines on with help of artist, curator Jennifer Monet Cowley

https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2022/04/jennifer-monet-cowley-arthello-beck-jr-twin-falls/?utm_source=Oak+Cliff+Advocate+Readers&utm_campaign=4ad9c3df5b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_15_07_22_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9474bb3e34-4ad9c3df5b-107044388

Arthello Beck Jr.'s light shines on with help of artist, curator Jennifer Monet Cowley Portrait by Yuvie Styles Classroom posters and textbooks didn’t depict Black people when Arthello Beck Jr. was growing up in Dallas. His children’s schoolbooks didn’t show Black kids either. That’s why the self-taught artist from Oak Cliff began painting Black families in ordinary situations...

Photos from Remembering Black Dallas, INC.'s post 05/01/2022

Rbdallas is ready for business in our new office, same building. Office opens at 10:30 A.M. Monday Morning. Drop in for a visit.

04/30/2022

What a way to kick off Teacher Appreciation Week! You may catch a familiar face during the Ellen DeGeneres Show today at 3 p.m. on NBC. Franklin D. Roosevelt High School Principal LaKisha Thomas is scheduled to be featured on the show.

Timeline photos 04/21/2022

From the Dallas Free Press:
If you or a family member attended any of Dallas’ early Black schools, we want to hear from you and make your voices part of this project. Contact us at [email protected].

"The B.F. Darrell School has no marker commemorating the nearly 80 years it served a community first forsaken and later plundered by its city."

The former land of the historic B.F. Darrell School, Dallas' oldest Black school, was purchased in 2015 by Kroger. The purchase is part of Kroger's tax-funded retail-residential project which will include affordable housing. No acknowledgement has been made regarding the site's significant history.

🔗 Read more about the history of B.F. Darrell here: https://dallasfreepress.com/project/dallas-forgot/dallas-original-black-high-school-erased-from-history-will-become-a-taxpayer-subsidized-kroger-project/
📝 Story by Amber Sims
📸 Photo of Amber Sims by Nitashia Johnson - Artist

The Dallas Forgot project aims to explore, chronicle and reclaim the history of Dallas’ Black schools. The project is reported through a partnership between Dallas Free Press and The Imagining Freedom Institute, with support from Press On's Southern Media Movement Fund.

🔗 Access the full ongoing Dallas Forgot project here: https://dallasfreepress.com/dallas-forgot/

If you or a family member attended any of Dallas’ early Black schools, we want to hear from you and make your voices part of this project. Contact us at [email protected].

Organizations & Sites Mentioned:
South Dallas Cultural Center Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Dallas, PA Kimpton Pittman Hotel For Oak Cliff African American Museum of Dallas Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The Dallas Weekly

The PAC Doc | Asota Seven 04/14/2022

The PAC Doc | Asota Seven

https://www.asotaseven.com/thepacdoc

The PAC Doc | Asota Seven Akwete and her husband, Bandele, started the Pan-African Connection thirty two years ago as a vehicle to organize and educate African American People about the dignity, struggles, and forward movement of African People worldwide. For generations, the City of Dallas and the State of Texas have been a...

REMEMBERING BLACK DALLAS hiring ACTORS in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex | LinkedIn 04/12/2022

REMEMBERING BLACK DALLAS hiring ACTORS in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex | LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3008382659

REMEMBERING BLACK DALLAS hiring ACTORS in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex | LinkedIn Posted 12:27:06 AM. Actors are needed for the upcoming Juneteenth play "The Half Ain't Never Been Told" by Remembering…See this and similar jobs on LinkedIn.

Timeline photos 04/07/2022

Timeline photos

A new exhibition at the African American Museum of Dallas tells the story of Gaspar Yanga, an Afro-Mexican slave, who established one of first free Black settlements in the Americas. https://buff.ly/3xbAvD9

04/06/2022

SAVE THE DATES: A UNIQUE MUST-SEE PLAY OF LOCAL DALLAS BLACK HISTORY!

Timeline photos 04/04/2022

Timeline photos

150 years ago, history was made. 150 years ago, a dream started. 150 years ago, our founders made the decision to put . On this 150th-anniversary Founder's Day, we are extremely grateful for those who came before us and for those who continue to hold the spirit.

150 years from now, our legacy will shine just as bright for the next generation of Nation Builders.

04/03/2022

Learn about the Underground Railroad from Texas to Mexico this Friday and Saturday, April 8th and 9th at the African American Museum of Dallas.

04/02/2022

Remembering Black Dallas Members & Friends, a Call to Action!!

Let's show some support for the Tenth Street Residential Association at the upcoming property zoning meeting for the Tenth Street Historic District. The public kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14th from 6-7:30PM at the Eloise Lundy Recreation Center, 1229 Reverend CBT Smith Street. The meeting will include discussion on the Authorized Hearing process and how you can get involved (more details below).

For more information about the TSRA's fight for their neighborhood and their neighborhood-led plan, check out this article:
https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2022/03/where-is-tenth-street/?fbclid=IwAR1r6wdGQsGU4W5Z6OsQt9JdJekPJKhAhS8ZYR1DQxj98j7gWKRyoU8Suz4

10TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT AUTHORIZED HEARING KICK-OFF

AUDIENCIA INICIAL AUTORIZADA DEL DISTRITO HISTÓRICO DE 10TH STREET

ELOISE LUNDY RECREATION CENTER
1229 REVEREND CBT SMITH ST.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14 | 14 DE ABRIL DE 2022
6 TO 7:30 P.M. | DE 6 A 7:30 P.M.

On September 5, 2019 the City Plan Commission authorized a public hearing to determine property zoning in the area with consideration to be given to appropriate zoning for the area including use, development standards, and other appropriate regulations.

District 4 Council Member Carolyn King Arnold invites you to a community meeting to discuss zoning for the Tenth Street District, generally bounded by Eighth Street, a D.P. & L. Company right-of-way, Clarendon Drive, Fleming Avenue, and I-35 (South R.L. Thornton Freeway) which includes Planned Development District No.388 with Historic Overlay No.10, Elizabeth Chapel, and Historic Overlay No. 60. Join us to learn about the Authorized Hearing process and how you can get involved. Your voice and input is needed in determining future zoning for the area.

La Concejal del Distrito 4, Carolyn King Arnold, lo invita a una reunión comunitaria para analizar la zonificación del Distrito de Tenth Street. El distrito está delimitado en general por Eighth Street, un derecho de paso de D.P. & L. Company, Clarendon Drive, Fleming Avenue y la I-35 (South RL Thornton Freeway) que incluye el Distrito de Desarrollo Planificado No. 388 con Superposición Histórica No. 10, Elizabeth Chapel y Superposición Histórica No. 60. Acompáñenos para conocer el proceso de Audiencia Autorizada y cómo puede participar. Su opinión y aporte son necesarios para determinar la futura zonificación del área.

03/30/2022

The Golden Coast Tour to Savannah and Charleston S.C.
Seats available

Deposit due soon.
July 1-5, 2022
Save the date!

Join us for our Annual African-American Heritage Tour to Charleston and Savannah.

https://rememberingblackdallas.org/tours

Photos from Remembering Black Dallas, INC.'s post 03/29/2022

I am working on a tour to Denton’s Quaker town and the Northern suburbs of Dallas in the Fall. In doing research at the courthouse on the square I was invited to go up into the bell tower and see awesome views of the city of Denton.

03/28/2022

Celebrating Black History

Mable Chandler (1915 - 1997) was an active participant in civic, educational, political, and philanthropic activities in the Dallas community for many years. Her career in education began as a teacher, but she later moved into counseling at Dallas high schools, where she worked for over 30 years. For 15 of those years, Chandler also taught evening classes at Bishop College. Chandler’s career in education touched many lives, but she also contributed to her community through volunteering with senior citizens, for the annual March of Dimes Drive, NAACP, and YMCA. She also took on leadership roles such as acting as Sunday School Superintendent at the Greater New Zion Baptist Church for forty years, and serving as Secretary for Interested Women during the Civil Rights Movement, and served on the board of the Museum of African-American Life and Culture. Her work counseling youth and serving her community have earned Chandler many accolades and recognitions.

Photos from Remembering Black Dallas, INC.'s post 03/28/2022

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

Special thanks to the volunteer readers that participated in the reading of this year's Juneteenth production, “The Half Ain't Never Been Told”, written by Dr. George Keaton Jr. and directed by Selmore Haines, III.

We’d also like to thank our in-person listening audience that provided
feedback so that we can make adjustments before its debut June 17-19.

**Stay tuned for information on auditions**

03/26/2022

Rise: The Hall Of Negro Life extended preview

In 1936, a formative event in U.S. history occurred in a corner of Fair Park in Dallas.

The Texas Centennial World's Fair hosted a revolutionary, nationally-funded exhibit that placed front and center the achievements of Black artists. And unsung civil rights leaders like A. Maceo Smith, Eugene K. Jones and Jesse O. Thomas would meet during the Hall's run to strategize in the fight for voting rights.

For the first time, Black Americans defined their own image in a public arena. Then — the Centennial Exposition Committee had the hall destroyed.

Meanwhile, learn more about the Hall of Negro Life initiative from the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture: dallasculture.org/1936hallofnegrolife.

03/25/2022

Our Members make history!
Congratulations to Emma Rodgers of Black Images Bookstore. The library at Thornton Elementary was renamed “Emma Rodgers Library at Otto M. Fridia Elementary School”

03/18/2022

THE 1936 HALL OF NEGRO LIFE: A Documentary

We are celebrating the 1936 Hall of Negro Life, a momentous prelude to Civil Rights History, through a documentary film with Southroad Pictures. This documentary serves to honor and share the story of The Hall of Negro Life, which was in itself, a groundbreaking exhibition hall that existed on the grounds of Fair Park for only one year.

Tune in for premiere Friday, March 25th at 7pm on KERA .

03/18/2022

Don't forget to sign up as a reader for our practice reading of our upcoming Juneteenth play, The Half Ain't Never Been Told! Check out the flyer below for information and the QR code. You can also use this Eventbrite link to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/294998357027

Happy Sunday, Everyone! We need your help!

We're recruiting several volunteers for an informal reading of this year's Juneteenth production, The Half Ain't Never Been Told, so that we can make adjustments before its debut June 17-19.
**Stay tuned for information on auditions**

To sign up as a reader, scan the QR Code below or follow this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-for-the-play-the-half-aint-never-been-told-march-27th-330-pm-registration-294998357027

Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Northlake Shopping Center was once a freedmen's town 03/18/2022

Northlake Shopping Center was once a freedmen's town

https://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2022/01/31/living-above-freedom-little-egypt/

Northlake Shopping Center was once a freedmen's town Photography courtesy of DALLAS CITY HALL | Map courtesy of DALLAS MORNING NEWS orthlake Shopping Center and homes to the west, east and north of the strip center sit along the streets of Shoreview and Ferndale; that’s where the core of Little Egypt existed

03/13/2022

Happy Sunday, Everyone! We need your help!

We're recruiting several volunteers for an informal reading of this year's Juneteenth production, The Half Ain't Never Been Told, so that we can make adjustments before its debut June 17-19.
**Stay tuned for information on auditions**

To sign up as a reader, scan the QR Code below or follow this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-for-the-play-the-half-aint-never-been-told-march-27th-330-pm-registration-294998357027

Contact [email protected] with any questions.

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REMEMBERING BLACK DALLAS GENERAL MEETING LIVE VIA FACEBOOK/ZOOM
Freedmen Towns of Dallas County: An insight Presentation and Discussion
Getting to Know RBD: Who we are, What we do, and How YOU can get involved
Remembering Dallas' History

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1408 N. Washington Ave.
Dallas, TX
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RBDallasInc. meets monthly on the 4th Saturday of the Month.
Currently Location of meetings are announced Monthly until permanent location is established.

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

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