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DFW Tours! Art in Dallas and Fort Worth. What to see and what to do.
Dallas pays tribute to the African American experience in multiple venues. Experience the three primary venues.
Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art has a rich collection of African American Art.
The moving and exquisite Freedman’s Memorial Park, is located in an area of Dallas County settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War.
Freedman’s Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land. Construction of the Central Expressway through this graveyard in the 1930′s virtually eliminated all physical above-ground reminders of the cemetery.
Descendants of persons buried there and the City of Dallas agreed in 1965 to establish the Freedman’s Memorial Park and Cemetery at this site.
The artist, David Newton, creates a dramatic experience on many levels at The Freedman’s Memorial.
The artwork at Fair Park was restored by David Newton, the artist of the Freedmen Cemetery.
The African American Museum located on the grounds of Fair Park, was founded in 1974 as a part of the Special Collections at Bishop College, a Historically Black College that closed in 1988. The Museum has operated independently since 1979.
The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in the United States.
Buffalo Soldiers – The Ninth and Tenth Calvary
The Buffalo Soldiers helped settle the west but for many years the contributions of these African-American soldiers were largely overlooked. Meet one man who is determined to teach this often forgotten chapter of history to today’s eager students.- DFW Tours! What to See in Dallas and Fort Worth --