Dallas Forgot

This goal of our project is to explore, chronicle and reclaim the history of Dallas’ Black schools. Stories are reported through a partnership of Dallas Free Press and the Imagining Freedom Institute, with support from Press On’s Southern Movement Media Fund. If you or a family member attended any of Dallas’ early Black schools, we want to hear from you and include your voices in this project. Contact us at history@dallasfreepress.com.

 

The site of Dallas’ original Black high school, erased from history, will become a taxpayer-subsidized Kroger project

January 16, 2022

A town, a cemetery and a school: Dallas’ history of erasure repeats itself

January 16, 2022

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The site of Dallas’ original Black high school, erased from history, will become a taxpayer-subsidized Kroger project

The site of Dallas’ original Black high school, erased from history, will become a taxpayer-subsidized Kroger project

Kroger is set to build a new grocery store and apartments on “expensive," “desirable” land where one of Dallas’ oldest Black schools, B.F. Darrell, was built as the original Colored High School.

Dallas Forgot

Amber Sims - January 16, 2022

A town, a cemetery and a school: Dallas’ history of erasure repeats itself

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Dallas decimated its largest Freedman’s Town and obscured both a cemetery and a school, B.F. Darrell, vital to the community.

Dallas Forgot

Amber Sims - January 16, 2022

Dallas forgot: Remembering and reclaiming the Black schools we’ve lost

Dallas forgot: Remembering and reclaiming the Black schools we’ve lost

For every Black school heralded and remembered, there are schools that have been erased from Dallas' public memory and are largely unknown today.

Dallas Forgot

Amber Sims - January 16, 2022

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