Black History


John Lewis: When we were ‘Colored’

“Blood on the leaves and blood at the root. Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze. Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees,” a choir soloist sang Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit during the 11 a.m. service at St. Luke “Community” ...

Giddings, standing tall in a male-dominated world

In celebration of the accomplishments of African American women during Women’s History Month in March, the African American Museum in Dallas is hosting a lecture series of distinguished Black women who have made a significant contribution to society through their ...

The woman who helped to shape Texas’ capital

African American history is riddled with stories of unsung heroes across Texas – men and women who knew that the rewards of the struggle for civil rights would outweigh the consequences of their defiance.

Our Civil Rights in Reflection

The Arthello Beck Gallery, located inside the South Dallas Cultural Center at 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave., recently wrapped its latest exhibition, “It’s My Right: A Community Reflection on the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”

MLK Museum: Dallas’ newest African American museum

“People were not allowed to sit at the counters and be served their food at times,” said Ann Erving, as she read aloud from Child of the Civil Rights Movement to visiting preschool children.

Soaring Above Racism

“Either we must attain freedom for the whole world or there will be no world left for any of us.” – Walter F. White, executive secretary of the NAACP

The Father of Black History

In the fall of 1870, a handful of students made their way through the northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital, and through the doors of D.C.’s “Preparatory High School for Colored Youth,” the country’s first public high school for African ...

Lest We Forget

In May 2013, people from all around the country, from various walks of life, traveled to Harlingen, Texas, to witness the unveiling of an important part of their history and the history of Texas.

Presidential Salute to Living History

During the national Veterans Day address on Monday, President Barack Obama honored Richard Arvine Overton, who served in the United States Army during World War II and may be the nation’s oldest living veteran.

Black Couples who have impacted history

As Valentine’s Day approaches, during Black History Month, it seems appropriate to take a look at African American couples that have been trailblazers in their own way, making an impact on American history.

Black History Quote

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy. - Kelly Miller ...

Notable moments: Blacks in American History

Africans first arrived in America as slaves in 1619. That time period marked a turning point, not just in American culture, but the lives of hundreds of Black men and women. Africans became African Americans, creating a new identity and ...