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-century freedom movements across the United States. The Craft House is a city of Dallas landmark site, and 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 Texas Historical Commission marker dedication ceremony for the Juanita Craft Civil Rights House will be held December 2017 followed by a reception. Please check back here November 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, alumni of NAACP youth councils, and key preservation and historical organizations in Texas.
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating, provocative and collegial afternoon of remembrance and fellowship as we dedicate the Craft House historical marker and celebrate the remarkable life of Juanita Craft. Please contact G. Chandler Vaughan at email@example.com or on 832 331 0038 for additional information.