DALLAS — Broadway Dallas unveiled its first public exhibition, ‘South Dallas Stories: Fair Park Uprooted,’ at the Music Hall at Fair Park Thursday morning.
The event marked the 60th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to the space.
South Dallas Stories: Fair Park Uprooted will shed light on the evolution of Fair Park/South Dallas, and it will feature residents’ stories, historical artifacts and memorabilia.
It will also highlight how racism played a role in the development of the neighborhood, Broadway Dallas says.
“As members of this community, we feel that it is important to acknowledge the past and honor our neighbors in a meaningful way,” Ken Novice, president of Broadway Dallas said in a press release Thursday.
“This exhibition is a vital component of Broadway Dallas’ racial equity journey, and we are proud to use our platform to create this learning experience for all who visit the Music Hall. I’d like to thank and celebrate the many community members who participated with us in creating the Uprooted installation.”
The exhibit, which was underwritten by The Addy Foundation, will be located inside the front lobby of the Music Hall and is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and during performances at the Music Hall.
Contributors of the exhibit include Daisha Art Gallery, Dallas Public Library, Forest Forward, FGIII Fine Art Productions, Soul Rep Theatre Company, Jodi Voice-Yellowfish, Lucy Cain, Dr. Marta M. Torres, Stuart Williams, and The Honorable Diane Ragsdale.
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