The Juanita Craft Civil Rights House and Craft Memorial Garden are located at 2618 Warren Avenue in the Wheatley Place National Register District in Dallas. The 1925 Craftsman-style bungalow where Juanita Craft resided from 1950 until her passing in 1985 is one of only a handful of national historic sites honoring an African-American woman organizer and political activist whose life embodied the grassroots civic engagement that propelled mid-century freedom movements across the United States. The Craft House, gifted to the city by The Craft Foundation, is a city of Dallas landmark site under the management of the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs as a house museum. The site is in the process of being considered for designation as a National Historic Site, and inclusion in The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
The official dedication ceremony for the Texas Historical Commission “Craft House” marker will be conducted in February 2018 – the birthday month of Juanita Craft – followed by a reception. Please check back here starting February 12, 2018 for event details.
Come prepared to celebrate the life and legacy of Juanita Craft (1902-1985) who was 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 onto the common field of their humanity.
This event will be hosted by Queen City neighborhood associations and community members with the support of NAACP Dallas, the Texas State Conference of NAACP Branches, alumni of NAACP youth councils, The Juanita Craft Foundation and key preservation and historical organizations from local, regional and national levels.
Join us for what promises to be a collegial afternoon of remembrance and fellowship as we dedicate the Craft House historical marker and celebrate the remarkable life of Juanita Jewel Craft – we are proud that she is ours.
Please contact G. Chandler Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 469 984 3960 for additional information. Follow us on Twitter at @CraftRemembered and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/g-chandler-vaughan-5000522b/