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Products for grant PY-263756-19

Southern Dallas Neighborhood Stories: Preserving the Undertold Histories of Communities of Color
Lizzie MacWillie, buildingcommunity Workshop

Grant details:

West Dallas Neighborhood Stories (Exhibition)
Title: West Dallas Neighborhood Stories
Curator: Hafsa Ambreen
Abstract: The current narrative of Dallas and the archives available sorely lack information about the robust history of West Dallas and how it has grown and changed since it was annexed into the City of Dallas in 1954. This work aims to ensure that this area's history can be accessible to a larger audience and preserved for future generations. The items we have scanned included everything from birth and marriage certificates to an old photo of the Continental Bridge. Along with scanning, we filmed oral interviews about life in West Dallas, in one instance going as far back as the 1930s.
Year: 2019

Red Bird Community History Exhibit (Exhibition)
Title: Red Bird Community History Exhibit
Curator: Hafsa Ambreen
Abstract: The history of the Red Bird neighborhood in Dallas, TX is key to our understanding of how the city developed, yet this community is sorely underrepresented in the available public archives. Through historic photos, documents, and oral histories, this exhibit amplifies and celebrates this neighborhood and key site to Dallas's community history.
Year: 2020