Black History Walk
Dallas, TX

Walk was thru the remnants of the once-thriving North Dallas community which from the Civil War to the 1970s was the largest segregated African American enclave in Dallas and one of the largest in the country.

This walk started at the Dallas Black Dance Theater, which was built in 1930 as the Moorland YMCA.

Activity around the registration table.

Carol took our picture as we're registering.

St. Paul United Methodist Church - Erected in 1925

Two volksmarchers caught up to us.

Abstract art in the circle on Hartman Street.

Pedestal clock in front of the Stella Apartments. It's not working.

Notre Dame School Little Library box.

St. Peter the Apostle Church organized in 1905. This is the congregation's second church erected in 1957.

Historical information about Griggs Park.

Old Well dedicated to John Henry McClellan located in the NE corner of Griggs Park.

Cemetery was established in 1869 but construction of the Central Expressway thru the area in the 1930s virtually eliminated all physical above-ground reminders of the cemetery. This entrance archway was created as a memorial in 1999.

"Dream of Freedom" symbolic of a newly eancipated couple contemplating the death and suffering of their ancestors.

Lots of little sculptures at the top of the archway.

Established by Temple Emanu-el congregation in 1884, this was the second Jewish cemetery in Dallas.

Old Cemetery entrance with 1884 is no longer usable because of bushes blocking it.

Calvery Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery

Ed on walkway along the edge of Greenwood Cemetery.

Rock Pergola at the corner of Clark and Woodside.

"Old Man and His Dog" by artist Glenna Goodacre located at RREAF Holdings.

"Giant Steps" mural by Daniel Gunn at the Perot Museum of Natural Science.

"De Musica" by artist Eduardo Chillida at the Dallas Symphony Hall.

Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe dedicated in 1902.

"Loebau" at the entrance to The Hall Texas Sculpture Walkway. Artist is Mac Whitney. We left the walk route to check out the walkway.

"Reflection Series XI" on the Hall Texas Sculpture Walkway.

"Stainless Internet" on the Hall Texas Sculpture Walkway.

"VisionShift" is a mosaic piece on the Hall Texas Sculpture Walkway.

"How to Form a Sphere" on the Hall Texas Sculpture Walkway.

"Happy Again" on the Hall Texas Sculpture Walkway.

"Paths" on the Hall Texas Sculpture Walkway.

"Texas Touch" is relief art on the Artisan / Craft Kitchen & Terrace Bar was just off the walkway. We headed back to the walk route.

A baseball Hall of Famer and one of the greatest shortstops ever, the late Ernie Banks, is forever memorialized in Dallas.

Booker T. Washington High School where Ernie Banks graduated.

Pegasus is the school mascot of the Booker T. Washington High School.