Once one of the most vibrant African American communities in Dallas, the Tenth Street District developed as a freedman’s town with strong community life fostered through schools, churches, and businesses. In spite of its background as a self-sufficient neighborhood, the historically significant buildings and community life are at risk due to rampant deterioration and vacancy. Despite this, the longstanding familial ties to the neighborhood guarantee continued, if sporadic, interest and love for the neighborhood.
Neighborhood Stories: Tenth Street was filmed in Spring 2013 and first screened in the community on June 15, 2013. For photos of the event, visit: bcworkshop.org/bcW/neighborhood-stories-10th-street/
To view a copy of the Tenth Street e-book, visit: issuu.com/bcworkshop/docs/booklet_final_web/1?e=5617033/3579385
The Neighborhood Stories program seeks to strengthen awareness of different neighborhoods in Dallas, celebrating the diverse places that give it character. For more information, please visit: bcworkshop.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org