If Tenth Street Could Talk


Led by kinkofa, in partnership with Remembering Black Dallas, supported by a Library of Congress 2023 Community Collections Grant:

This community-engaged project follows descendants and residents of Tenth Street Historic District in Dallas, Texas as they work tirelessly to preserve the historic freedom colony’s history and fight to have a voice in shaping the future of the community.

It centers the living memory and perspectives of Tenth Street Historic Freedman's Town residents and descendants through oral history interviews, GIS mapping, photography, digital storytelling, film, art, and genealogical research.

By documenting contemporary community experiences and cultural activity, the project sheds light on key moments and community leaders past and present.

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Lived, played, worked, worshipped, or grew up in Tenth Street, The Bottom, or The Heights? Help keep the history alive by sharing your memories!

We invite you to contribute photographs, funeral programs, oral histories, news clippings, and other documents to the forthcoming Tenth Street Digital Museum.

To participate, please complete the short form
below and we'll be in touch!

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