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December 2019

Freedom to Play? Fort Worth City Parks during Jim Crow

December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Public Library, 500 W 3rd St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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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…

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January 2020

Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks who Transformed the Capital of Texas

January 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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Ever wonder how Austin became a city proud of its “weirdness”? Join us for a stellar example of local history with Joe Nick Patoski! In Patoski’s book, Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks who Transformed the Capital of Texas, he traces how Austin became Austin. He covers the origins of the music, television, film, food culture, and technology that created the capital city as it is today. Patoski additionally profiles the individuals who shaped the city, such…

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February 2020

History of the African American YWCA in Dallas, 1920 – 1960

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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In celebration of African American History Month, join us for a talk on Dallas African American women’s activism. Dr. Kimberly Hill will present the history of the African American Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Dallas from the 1920s to 1960. She will demonstrate how the social justice work of the women anticipated the local civil rights movement and analyze the YWCA’s connections to other Texas organizations and major regional events. She will also share examples from the wealth of…

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