Posted On October 15, 2020 | Deah Mitchell
Tag - African American Culture
Visit Fort Worth is working with local voices and organizations to share information about Black Fort Worth today and our heritage.
Fort Worth history is a quilt with cowboys and cowgirls, the first African American millionaire in Texas, William “Gooseneck” McDonald, and jazz legends such as Ornette Coleman. Explore and learn more on this self-guided tour of the city's top heritage sites.
Seeking a better life, Sanni’s mother moved her family from the Bronx to Fort Worth many years ago. The theme of better times continues to play a central role in Sanni’s career as a rapper, singer and songwriter. Sanni sees music as a tool to uplift and a reflection of his Christian faith. His
Key Latrice’s first musical memories are of singing in church at the age of four. Her siblings lost interest in singing, but Latrice continued honing her musical skills. While attending Dunbar High School in Fort Worth’s East Side, Latrice expanded her vocal prowess. Already influenced by musicians
This is a new series spotlighting Black entrepreneurs who are elevating Fort Worth creativity and business. Meet Melvin Roberson, owner of Dough Boy Donuts, and Franklin Moss, Jr., owner of Franklin & Anthony.
Take a drive down Rosedale, Evans or Terrell Avenue and you are guaranteed to pass a piece of history. Although the neighborhood is comprised primarily of simple wood frame homes with a range of architectural styles and family-owned businesses - some old, some new - there are also a group of
Mrs. Opal Lee, activist, educator and community leader well-known for her contributions in Fort Worth, was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived there for 10 years of her life. Her first recollections of Juneteenth - the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas in 1865 - were of the festivities held at the fairgrounds in the piney woods of her hometown.