Freedom Tour Fridays: WEEK 1
D.R.E.A.M (Determined, Resilient, Engaged, Access & Movement), is the Dallas YMCA’s African American Employee Resource Group. We aim to address issues African-Americans face in our workplace, community, and country as well as celebrate their success.
February 1st through February 28th is recognized as African American History, or Black History Month. What was once a week-long celebration by Ph.D author and historian Carter G. Woodson in 1924, today we stand at the intersection of social justice and racial equity to continue to celebrate and memorializing the history of the Black experience.
FREEDOM TOUR FRIDAYS: WEEK 1
Please view this important video from Melanie Love, Chair the D.R.E.A.M ERG
To begin our Freedom Tour, here are some articles to introduce you the African American history in Dallas.
Discover These 8 African American History Sites in Dallas - Many locations across Dallas share and preserve the community’s untold Black history and activism, including churches, schools, and museums.
The Moorland Y’s Historical Impact - Established in 1928, the Moorland Family YMCA played a huge role in shaping the lives of Dallas African Americans as being the first all African American YMCA in Dallas. Here are a few facts to celebrate
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FREEDOM TOUR EVENTS:
WEEK 1: Friday, Feb 5th
Intro to African American History in Dallas (self-guided)
WEEK 2: Friday, Feb 12th 11am – 11:45am – on ZOOM
Booker T. Washington High & History of Deep Ellum
WEEK 3: Friday, Feb 19th 11am – 11:45am – on ZOOM
Queen City Heights & Bonton
WEEK 4: Friday, Feb 26th 11am – 11:45am – on ZOOM
History of Moorland Family Y