November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hall of State, Fair Park
From 1865 to 1920, former enslaved persons founded hundreds of Freedom Colonies, or Freedmen’s Towns, across Texas. These African American men and women came together to govern themselves; and to create cohesive communities that could support businesses, schools, and churches. In the Dallas area some of the freedmen’s communities were Deep Elm or “Deep Ellum”, Freedmen’s Town North Dallas or “State Thomas”, the Tenth Street Community, Little Egypt, and Joppa. This panel discussion features Robert Swann, W. Marvin Dulaney and Shalondria C. Galimore.