Since its founding by Dr. George Keaton, Jr. in 2015, Remembering Black Dallas, Inc. has worked to document, preserve, and illuminate Black history and culture in Dallas. As Dr. Keaton would say, “If we don’t do it, who will? If not now, when?” The work RBDallas does each year is funded solely through donations made by our generous supporters. By supporting RBDallas, you will help us sustain our founder’s legacy and reach our goals.
We invite you to donate any amount that is meaningful to you in this season of giving.
Historical Markers: Did you know Texas State Historical Markers cost $2,400, which covers the production of each plaque and its post, as well as the application fee? By 2025, Remembering Black Dallas plans to dedicate 25 historical markers memorializing people, places, and events tied to Black history in Dallas. To date, our organization has successfully installed and achieved approval/funding for 13 historical markers. Another 11 markers are in progress, including six (6) still in need of funding.
Your contributions will help place Black historical sites on the map! Historical marker sponsors who make donations of support of $2,400 will receive a one-year RBDallas membership, t-shirt, and recognition at the dedication ceremony.
Black Heritage Bus Tours: Each year Remembering Black Dallas offers bus tours to sites of significance to Black history all over North Texas. Tours highlight Freedmans Towns, schools, churches, cemeteries, Black businesses, neighborhoods, and lynching sites that reflect the contributions and struggles of African Americans in North Texas since the 19th century. Support for RBDallas’s bus tours will fund the training of new tour guides and support the research necessary to allow us to offer new tours. In addition, support of the bus tour program will allow us to offer complimentary seats to students and seniors who wish to take part but would otherwise be unable to participate due to financial constraints.
Mabel Chandler Scholarship Fund: In the spirit of former teacher and counselor, Mabel “Mama” Chandler, Remembering Black Dallas awards annual scholarship(s) to outstanding graduating Lincoln High School student(s). This scholarship provides a minimum of $1,000 to support these bright young students as they pursue their dreams.
Operational Costs: Running Remembering Black Dallas is a labor of love for its all-volunteer team, but maintaining an office location, advocating for recognition and preservation of Black history sites, sustaining a website, printing educational materials, managing grant projects, insuring our offerings, and traveling to outreach sites all over North Texas is costly. Donations in support of RBDallas’s general operational expenses allow our volunteers to continue this vitally-important work. Consider sustaining our organization by making your contribution monthly.