Tag Archives: African-American History

I am working on researching my family history. What are some services and resources that are available in the genealogy department?

Take a tour! – The Dallas Public Library is one of the most highly regarded genealogy research facilities in the country. The Genealogy Division houses an impressive collection of books, microfilm and microfiche. The department offers a walking tour highlighting the most important parts of our collection. The tour showcases our print and microfilm resources, military records, … Continue reading

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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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