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2019 Dillon Symposium—Freedmen's Towns Stories

Through panel discussions and workshops, this years symposium will highlight ongoing efforts to preserve, celebrate, and advance freedmen’s towns across Texas.

Residents, filmmakers, storytellers, historians, preservationists and more will come together to share their work and generate ideas. Stay tuned for more info!

The Dillon Center at the University of Texas at Arlington, the African American Museum of Dallas, and buildingcommunityWORKSHOP are excited to present the 2019 Dillon Symposium. 

This project is partially funded by the African American Civil Rights program of the Historic Preservation Fund, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. To find out more about how National Parks Service grants impact individuals and communities, visit

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:30am to 3:30pm

African American Museum of Dallas 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210

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This event requires registration.