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The Question Nobody (Except Us) Is Asking Candidates

By Bethany Erickson / June 2, 2019 / 3 Comments

Nobody (at least, media-wise) is asking, but we did. And from the candidates who responded to our questionnaires we sent out a few months ago, we know where many of them stand on an ordinance that is allowing the slow death-by-demolition of one of the country’s few remaining intact Freedman’s towns — the Tenth Street […]

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Positive News, For Once, in Tenth Street Historic District

By Bethany Erickson / May 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Although the demolitions continue unabated in the centuries-old Freedmen’s town, residents in the Tenth Street Historic District got at least a little bit of good news Thursday morning as they gathered in one of the many vacant — yet freshly mowed — lots for an announcement. It’s an area that hasn’t seen a lot of great […]

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Tenth Street Lawsuit: Dallas Has “History of Enforcing Segregation” By Ordinance

By Bethany Erickson / February 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Preserving the historic neighborhoods that have shaped Dallas should be a priority. But despite historic district designations, Black neighborhoods that were home to Dallasites before, during, and after redlining are seeing a troubling amount of demolitions of homes that, residents insist, would be saved if in other historic districts — predominately white historic […]

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Endangered Dallas: Neighborhoods Historic, But Hardly Preserved

By Bethany Erickson / February 17, 2019 / 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: Preserving the historic neighborhoods that have shaped Dallas should be a priority. But despite historic district designations, Black neighborhoods that were home to Dallasites before, during, and after redlining are seeing a troubling amount of demolitions of homes that, residents insist, would be saved if in other historic districts — predominately white historic […]

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“The Last, Best Chance,” Historic Tenth Street Tells Story of Freedmen

By Bethany Erickson / January 17, 2019 / 2 Comments

One of the only remaining intact Freedman’s Towns in the entire country, the Tenth Street Historic District in Oak Cliff’s importance to the community that still has roots there — as well as to the city — is something historians and preservationists feel they can’t stress enough. The folk and period homes within the district […]

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Fundraising Blazes for Tenth Street Historic District Community Center Today

By Leah Shafer / September 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s North Texas Giving Day and one project is looking to preserve the history and celebrate the present-day residents of the Tenth Street Historic District of Dallas.  During Reconstruction after the Civil War, many emancipated slaves created communities together. Most of these Freedmen’s towns have been torn down or changed beyond recognition over the years, […]

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