Celebrate Black History Month with the African American Museum of Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Join NBC 5 and the African American Museum of Dallas and Celebrate Black History Month!
The Dallas African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwest. The museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural, and historical materials.
In February, the African American Museum of Dallas is hosting a series of virtual presentations with unique collections and exhibits. The museum will also host the following virtual programs:
Saturday 13 February at 2 p.m.
The sixth annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lunch:
To celebrate Black History Month, food historian Deah Berry Mitchell will present “The Black Family: Food and Tradition – How Africa and Slavery Affect the Food We Eat”. Ms. Berry Mitchell is the author of Cornbread & Collard Greens: How West African Cuisine and Slavery Influence Soul Food. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-carter-g-woodson-sixth-annual-black-history-luncheon-tickets-137619201737.
Monday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Kenneth M. Hamilton, Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies at Southern Methodist University, will discuss his book on the role of Booker T. Washington, the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” in American history. To access the zoom link, send an email to [email protected]
Thursday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Katherine Bynum, Assistant Professor of History at Arizona State University, will speak on “Police Violence in Dallas, Texas.” Her presentation is based on her dissertation entitled: “Civil Rights in the City of Hate: Grassroots Organization Against Police Brutality in Dallas, Texas, 1935-1990.” To access the zoom link, send an email to [email protected]
Thursday, February 25th, at 7 p.m.
Dr. Ty Welborn is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of the History Program at Phoenix College. Dr. Welborn will speak about “Antonio Maceo Smith and the Civil Rights Movement in Texas”. His talk is based on his doctoral thesis entitled: “Lone Star Crusader: Antonio Maceo Smith and the Texas Civil Rights Movement”. To access the zoom link, send an email to [email protected]
Since its inception, the African American Museum of Dallas has collected documents, publications, artifacts, and a variety of resources that document, preserve, and tell the story of the African and Afro-American experience. The museum has the largest collection of African American folk art in the United States. A list of collections can be found at www.aamdallas.org/collections/. The museum complies with strict COVID-19 participation restrictions. For a schedule of ongoing and upcoming exhibits, please contact the museum for instructions for your safe visit – www.aamdallas.org/schedule/.
The Dallas African American Museum celebrates the African American experience every day, year round! More information is available at www.aamdallas.org.
NBC 5 is the media sponsor of the Black History Month program at the African American Museum of Dallas.
Dallas African American Museum
Black History Month virtual programs
In-house exhibits and collections (CDC protocols enforced)
During the month of February