The Juanita Craft Civil Rights House, located in the Wheatley Place National Register District, is one of only a handful of historic sites honoring a women organizer and political activist whose life embodies the grassroots civic engagement that propelled mid-20th-century freedom movements across the United States. The Craft House has Dallas landmark status.
The Texas Historical Commission marker dedication ceremony for the Juanita Craft Civil Rights House will be held in Autumn, 2017 followed by a reception. Please check back here September 15, 2017 for details regarding the dedication ceremony. Come prepared to celebrate the life and legacy of Juanita Craft (1902-1985) – a pivotal organizer, youth advocate, social activist and universalist whose special gift was her ability to surmount cultural, ethnic and social barriers and gather people together on the common field of their humanity.
This event will be hosted by members of the Queen City community, the Texas State Conference of NAACP Branches and alumni of NAACP youth councils.
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating, provocative and collegial afternoon of remembrance and fellowship as we dedicate Craft House historical marker and celebrate the remarkable life of Juanita Craft. Please contact G. Chandler Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.