Tag Archives: African-American History

What was Dallas like for African Americans during Segregation and the Civil Rights movement?

Beginning in the mid-1940s, Dallas newspaper and commercial photographer Marion Butts, Sr. (1924-2002), recorded various facets of African-American community life in Dallas for almost sixty years.  The rich collection documents not only segregation and civil rights events, but also the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Wreath For Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson

As February draws to a close, I thought it fitting to review a beautiful book that deals with Civil Rights and America’s History.   This heroic crown of sonnets is incredibly deep in its exploration of the murder of Emmett Till.  … Continue reading

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