Tag - African American Culture
Ask any Terrell Heights about their fondest memories growing up in the well-manicured, tree-lined tight-knit community and many will recall the juxtaposition of quaint hole-in-the-wall clubs with steepled red brick centennial churches off Rosedale. It's apparent that this first middle-class Black community in Fort Worth holds special significance to all who know its beautifully quilted history.
Katrina and Travis Carpenter are a dynamic duo that just celebrated the first anniversary of their namesake restaurant. Katrina, a former dyslexia educator who bakes heavenly surprises, and Travis, who works at a local distributor in North Fort Worth when he’s not barbecuing chicken and brisket, have weathered a succession of storms to bring their unique menu to the Fort.
February is Black History Month and since 1976 every residing president has recognized a specific theme. In 2021, the theme “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States (History.com).
Sisters Donya and Donna Craddock, owners of The Dock Bookshop, have found success where many larger chain bookstores have failed. Celebrating their 13th year, the sisters’ ethnically diverse book shop has become the largest full-service, Black-owned independent bookstore in Texas and the Southwest.
Posted On October 15, 2020 | Deah Berry Mitchell
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