Remembering Black Dallas, INC.

Remembering Black Dallas, INC.

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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).
Tomorrow is the last session of our series Crucial Conversations: Race and Racism in Our Community. Thank you to everyone who has tuned into our programs and has embarked on this journey with us. We'd especially like to thank our Sponsors and Community Partners for this event. Thank you for all you do!

Presented By: Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine and Gabe Sunshine

Series Sponsor: IMA Financial Group, Inc.

Community Partners
Circle Ten Council, BSA
CitySquare
Community Homes for Adults, Inc.
Dallas County Equal Justice Initiative Coalition
Dallas Regional Chamber
Denton Black Film Festival
DFW Human Rights Campaign
Faith Forward Dallas
Family Gateway
Mosaic Family Services
REACH, Inc.
Refugee Services of Texas, Inc.
Remembering Black Dallas, INC.
Resource Center
Temple Emanu-El
Traffick911

#dhhrm #crucialconversations #thankyou
I hope this is OK to post. My grandparents lived on Caddo at Munger Ave. in the 1930s-1960s. Does anyone have or know of photos of the neighboorhood from those years? Especially the 1900 block. I've checked with the city archives and library. Cross posted.

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.

Operating as usual

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Here's Why Grocery Stores Might Not Be Coming to Dallas' Food Deserts Anytime Soon While Dallas tries to solve its food desert problem, residents are left to fend for themselves.

Timeline Photos 01/05/2022

Timeline Photos

"Fun Fact: In 1990, Comer Cottrell purchased closed HBCU Bishop College - which Paul Quinn College would move to. During the first semester it’s enrollment went to 1020 students and became the only HBCU in the Dallas-Fort Worth area." [email protected]/backontheave on Instagram

Learn more about us and apply to Paul Quinn at pqc.edu! #NationBuilding150

Selected Paintings - Holloway Fine Art 01/05/2022

Selected Paintings - Holloway Fine Art

https://www.rileyholloway.com/ A talent to explore a tribute to a talented young man living amongst us that I am so proud of. Check out his works. Highest Kudos!

Selected Paintings - Holloway Fine Art Selected Paintings on Holloway Fine Art

Tenth Street Historic District: Neighborhood-Led Plan 01/04/2022

Tenth Street Historic District: Neighborhood-Led Plan

Tenth Street residents envision a neighborhood that promotes growth and development while preserving the historic district. Residents would like to improve the infrastructure, sense of community, and economic development in the neighborhood.

Tenth Street Historic District: Neighborhood-Led Plan Support the neighborhood's vision for the future of the Tenth Street Historic District.

Declaring Juneteenth a national holiday is not an ending; it is a provocative new beginning 01/03/2022

Declaring Juneteenth a national holiday is not an ending; it is a provocative new beginning

Declaring Juneteenth a national holiday is not an ending; it is a provocative new beginning A presidential declaration in September 1862 did not magically free enslaved people. It also did not fully happen when the Emancipation Proclamation took...

Freedom’s Eve | Watch Night, Family, and Memory 12/30/2021

Freedom’s Eve | Watch Night, Family, and Memory

Freedom’s Eve | Watch Night, Family, and Memory Friday, December 31, 2021, 11:59pm - 12am African American History and Culture Museum

Photos from Remembering Black Dallas, INC.'s post 12/30/2021

A few photos from the 2021 Remembering Black Dallas Annual Christmas Party.

Historic Forest Theater Plans Exciting Encore with Massive Restoration Project | HKS Architects 12/29/2021

Historic Forest Theater Plans Exciting Encore with Massive Restoration Project | HKS Architects

Historic Forest Theater Plans Exciting Encore with Massive Restoration Project | HKS Architects HKS and Forest Forward are working to restore the historic Forest Theater in Dallas.

12/28/2021

Kwanzaa day 3.

Habari Gani!
hah – BAR – ee GAH – nee). It is a Swahili term meaning “What is the news?”

Today is Ujima and Remembering Black Dallas can’t do what we do without support of the community. Please support today, as we make this our give Tuesday! You can support by going to www.rememberingblackdallas.org and by purchasing our new cookbook or our beautiful 2022 calendar.

Kwanzaa day 3.

Habari Gani!
hah – BAR – ee GAH – nee). It is a Swahili term meaning “What is the news?”

Today is Ujima and Remembering Black Dallas can’t do what we do without support of the community. Please support today, as we make this our give Tuesday! You can support by going to www.rememberingblackdallas.org and by purchasing our new cookbook or our beautiful 2022 calendar.

Libation ceremony for Ruben Johnson 12/27/2021

Libation ceremony for Ruben Johnson

Ruben Johnson, a.k.a. “Rube”, a Black man was lynched December 27, 1874 near Mountain Creek in the southwest area of Dallas County for no offense. He was simply a victim to witnessing a a theft and his unwillingness to comply with the suspects alibi is what got him killed. The 2 Dill brothers ambushed him in the night hung him from a tree and cut his throat from ear to ear and there he hanged nearly a month before he was discovered near the end of January in 1875.

https://youtu.be/BzdOiIH6c6I

Libation ceremony for Ruben Johnson Ruben aka “Rube”, A black man, was lynched December 27, 1874 near Mountain Creek in the southwest area of Dallas County for no offense. He was simply a victi...

This Bonton Farms worker needs a Christmas miracle 12/27/2021

This Bonton Farms worker needs a Christmas miracle

This Bonton Farms worker needs a Christmas miracle Daris Lee is praying for a Christmas miracle, and we would like to see that prayer answered. We met Lee last time we sat down with representatives from...

15 Untold Black History Inventors That Weren't Taught In School! 12/26/2021

15 Untold Black History Inventors That Weren't Taught In School!

F.Y.I. Otis Bokins- A Booker T. Washington H.S graduate

15 Untold Black History Inventors That Weren't Taught In School! Many of the products we use every day were created by black people. Here’s a list of 15 Untold Black History Inventors that weren't taught at School until now, you probably didn’t know about.Posted By Joe

12/26/2021

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, an African American and Pan-African holiday founded by Maulana Ron Karenga in 1966 that celebrates history, values, family, community, and culture. The ideas and concepts of the seven-day celebration from December 26 to January 1 are expressed in the Swahili language–one of the most widely spoken languages in Africa.

Every day the celebration begins when the leader asks everyone the official question, “Habari Gani?” or “What's happening?,” in Swahili. The group responds with the principle for the day, which today is Umoja – Unity.

For Kwanzaa history, cultural expressions, new family & children activities & videos, information on the seven principles and an in-depth cooking experience with culinary historian Jessica B. Harris, join our virtual Kwanzaa celebration: nmaahc.si.edu/kwanzaa

12/25/2021

Check out this informative newsletter from our friends at the Texas Freedom Colonies Project.

Many of us will be gathering together with family and friends. Why not conduct a oral history interview or digitize items in a family scrapbook!

Check out the “quick start” guide for preserving invaluable stories and memories this holiday.

The Texas Freedom Colonies Project team wishes you and your families and all who celebrate a Merry Christmas! If you are gathering with family, consider recording an oral history interview. You can find a “quick start” guide in our November Newsletter!
Find our November Newsletter here: https://www.thetexasfreedomcoloniesproject.com/2021/11/txfcp-newsletter-november-2021.html

12/24/2021

Pick up a few calendars today!
1408 North Washington Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204

Pick up a few calendars today!
1408 North Washington Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204

12/24/2021

A couple at the State Fair of Texas 🖤

Make sure to stop by our Sepia exhibition!
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#AAMDallas #Sepia #Dallas #Texas #Blackhistory #history #vintage #statefairoftexas

12/23/2021

As RBD takes a much needed break, take a look at other resources to learn more of our hidden history.

Next week, join us for a lively discussion about Watch Night, also known as Freedom’s Eve.

Our panelists will discuss the historic impact of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the 13th Amendment on the African American family unit—and how this holiday still resonates today. This discussion is a reminder of our need and ability to reclaim tradition bearing from the past and how we forget it at our peril.

This program will be available on-demand beginning December 29: https://s.si.edu/3FlyJ3H #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory

Photos from Pan African Connection's post 12/23/2021

Photos from Pan African Connection's post

Photos from Remembering Black Dallas, INC.'s post 12/22/2021

Last minute gift ideas.
2022 Calendar $15.00
RBD Cook Book $25.00
Contact us soon to suppot RBD by making a purchase.

12/22/2021

The Remembring Black Dallas team will be taking a winter break to pause, regroup, and revitalize. We won’t be doing any public-facing work (virtual or in person) until January 5th. Visit our website at www.rememberingblackdallas.org for resources, and ways to contact us - we look forward to talking with you in the new year! . Our social media won’t go dark, however - stay turned for important information!

The Remembring Black Dallas team will be taking a winter break to pause, regroup, and revitalize. We won’t be doing any public-facing work (virtual or in person) until January 5th. Visit our website at www.rememberingblackdallas.org for resources, and ways to contact us - we look forward to talking with you in the new year! . Our social media won’t go dark, however - stay turned for important information!

12/21/2021

Here’s a thoughtful Christmas gift.

The “Soulful Cooks” cookbook is full of true and tried recipes submitted by Remembering Black Dallas, INC. cooks that are guaranteed to tantalize the palate. The cookbook campaign is a fall fundraiser that will help us meet our financial goals as we prepare for the start of the new year.

Authentic, approachable, and mouthwatering, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients. Perfect for Sunday dinners and other celebrations as well as everyday favorites, these recipes are love on a plate!

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a professional chef, the recipes in this book will speak to you. The recipes will take you on a journey, just like a good story. This is a must for your collection!.

Books are only $25. Purchase from the website or directly from a member.

12/21/2021

Save the date

Members, check your emails for important information and meeting dates.
Happy holidays!

Save the date

Members, check your emails for important information and meeting dates.
Happy holidays!

Photos from Remembering Black Dallas, INC.'s post 12/15/2021

More photos from the Allen Brooks Lynching marker dedication ceremony and reception.

Photos from Remembering Black Dallas, INC.'s post 12/12/2021

Annual Christmas Party 2021

Photos from Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice's post 12/08/2021

The Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice held a prayer vigil in memory of Mr. Fred Rouse, who was murdered in Fort Worth 100 years ago today. This weekend, the TCCPJ will unveil an Equal Justice Initiative Historical Marker that documents this racial terror lynching.

12/05/2021

#OnThisDay in 1870, famous cowboy and rodeo performer William "Bill" Pickett was born. The Texas native left school in 5th grade to become a ranch hand — riding horses and watching the longhorn steers.

Pickett eventually became known for his stunts at local county fairs. He invented the art of bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground. In 1989, Pickett was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

Pickett starred in the 1922 Richard Norman film "The Bull-Dogger,” which was distinct from the majority of Hollywood Westerns that typically highlighted white cowboys. #CAAMALens #APeoplesJourney

A Higher Mission - The University Press of Kentucky 12/02/2021

A Higher Mission - The University Press of Kentucky

A Higher Mission - The University Press of Kentucky In this vital transnational study, Kimberly D. Hill critically analyzes the colonial history of central Africa through the perspective of two African America...

A Look at the Past: Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Celebrate 70th High School Reunion 12/01/2021

A Look at the Past: Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Celebrate 70th High School Reunion

https://dartdaily.dart.org/home/A-Look-at-the-Past-Booker-T-Washington-High-School-Alumni-Celebrate-70th-High-School-Reunion

A Look at the Past: Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Celebrate 70th High School Reunion For some, June means the beginning of summer and the end of an era of high school memories. For Texans, June 19 is a celebratory day when news of freedom for all reached their state.

11/29/2021

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 9 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

#givingTuesday

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 9 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

#givingTuesday

11/29/2021

Here’s a thoughtful Christmas gift.

The “Soulful Cooks” cookbook is full of true and tried recipes submitted by Remembering Black Dallas, INC. cooks that are guaranteed to tantalize the palate. The cookbook campaign is a fall fundraiser that will help us meet our financial goals as we prepare for the start of the new year.

Authentic, approachable, and mouthwatering, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients. Perfect for Sunday dinners and other celebrations as well as everyday favorites, these recipes are love on a plate!

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a professional chef, the recipes in this book will speak to you. The recipes will take you on a journey, just like a good story. This is a must for your collection!.

Books are only $25. Purchase from the website or directly from a member.

Here’s a thoughtful Christmas gift.

The “Soulful Cooks” cookbook is full of true and tried recipes submitted by Remembering Black Dallas, INC. cooks that are guaranteed to tantalize the palate. The cookbook campaign is a fall fundraiser that will help us meet our financial goals as we prepare for the start of the new year.

Authentic, approachable, and mouthwatering, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients. Perfect for Sunday dinners and other celebrations as well as everyday favorites, these recipes are love on a plate!

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a professional chef, the recipes in this book will speak to you. The recipes will take you on a journey, just like a good story. This is a must for your collection!.

Books are only $25. Purchase from the website or directly from a member.

11/22/2021
11/22/2021

RBD Nov 2021 General Meeting & Speaker's Bureau Presentations

Tune in for our final General Meeting of 2021, which will include exciting presentations from our Speaker's Bureau on the Tenth Street Historic District Freedman's Town (Larry Johnson) and African American Cemeteries of Dallas (Rickie Wright).

Dallas' History Of Racial Lynching Recognized With Allen Brooks Memorial 11/21/2021

Dallas' History Of Racial Lynching Recognized With Allen Brooks Memorial

Interview with Dr. Keaton
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/6160841-dallas-history-of-racial-lynching-recognized-with-allen-brooks-memorial/

Dallas' History Of Racial Lynching Recognized With Allen Brooks Memorial A memorial to Allen Brooks, a Black man who was lynched in Dallas 121 years ago, is being commemorated. With it is a recognition of Dallas' dark history of racial lynchings.

Marker to Be Placed at Site of Allen Brooks' Lynching in Downtown Dallas 11/21/2021

Marker to Be Placed at Site of Allen Brooks' Lynching in Downtown Dallas

Marker to Be Placed at Site of Allen Brooks' Lynching in Downtown Dallas A hidden chapter of racial violence in Downtown Dallas will receive public recognition when a historic marker is placed on Main Street at the site of Allen Brooks' 1910 lynching by a mob as hundreds of witnesses watched.

Videos (show all)

RBD Nov 2021 General Meeting & Speaker's Bureau Presentations
Workshop: Learn how to apply for a Texas State Marker hosted by Remembering Black Dallas and the Dallas County Historica...
Member's State Marker PRACTICE Run and Trailer Teaser  for Presenters 11-13-2021
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
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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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Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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