Founded in 2014, the Dallas Civil Rights Museum is a place for people to discover and reconnect with the power of the Civil Rights Movement in America during the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Dallas Civil Rights Museum has a national focus of civil rights milestones from a national perspective. The museum houses a collection of original speeches, books, spoken word, art, and artifacts reflecting the Civil Rights movement to inspire dream keepers and change agents.
The four focal points are:
- The Underground Railroad
- The Civil Rights Movement
- Black Wall Street
- Trail of Tears
Visitors will learn:
– How the enslaved used visual codes in quilts, songs, and more to seek freedom to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean
– Why August 28, 1955, is considered by some as a launching pad for the modern civil rights movement
– The significance of jelly beans and a bar of soap in seeking the right to vote,
– Why the GAP band named itself in memory of the 40 acre Greenwood District in Tulsa, OK,
– The removal of the Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole nations.
Individual and group tours are available. To schedule a tour, contact Emma Rodgers. For general information, please call 214-670-8418.