Craft Reconsidered: A Life in the Wind

Craft Reconsidered: A Life in the Wind will be held August 5th, 2017 in Dallas at The Adolphus Hotel. Juanita Craft worked at The Adolphus from 1925-1934 and befriended Eleanor Roosevelt there who played an important role in helping launch Craft’s social activist career. The relationship between these two remarkable women from such profoundly contrasting backgrounds continued for thirty years.

In convening this broad mix of participants within the context of a day-long symposium, the organizers seek to re-examine the scope, context, and implications of Craft’s work and in so doing, enrich the primary historical record and inspire more scholarship in 20th century Texas Freedom Movements. Special focus will be placed on the testimonies of members of Craft’s NAACP youth councils, and those of public servants who worked with her. Proceedings of Craft Reconsidered will be filmed and made available at Because of space limitations, this event is by invitation. Check back here on July 5 for further details.

We look forward to your joining us at The Adolphus as we journey together through this inspiring history.