Freedom to Play? Fort Worth City Parks during Jim Crow
December 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The City of Fort Worth created the Park Commission in 1909. Part of its mission called to improve and expand city parks for citizens’ well-being. Join us for Fort Worth Public Library Archivist Jennifer Brancato’s discussion on how the Park Board and the Recreation Board executed this mission and shaped public outdoor spaces for African Americans during the era of “separate but equal.”
Brancato is an Archivist at the Fort Worth Public Library where she is responsible for making Fort Worth history accessible through the management, preservation, and processing of collections, as well as through exhibits and presentations. Brancato holds an MA in Public History from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a Certified Archivist and a Digital Archives Specialist.