On the 60th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to the Music Hall at Fair Park, Broadway Dallas is proud to announce the unveiling of its first public exhibition, South Dallas Stories: Fair Park Uprooted, commemorating the vibrant though problematic history of Fair Park/South Dallas and its community members. Centered on truth-telling and narrative change, the exhibit sheds light on the evolution of Fair Park/South Dallas and is intended to expose all who visit the Music Hall to the role that racism played in the development of the Fair Park/South Dallas neighborhood.
South Dallas Stories: Fair Park Uprooted is generously underwritten by The Addy Foundation.
Located inside the front lobby of the Music Hall at Fair Park, South Dallas Stories: Fair Park Uprooted features stories from some of the neighborhood’s most devoted residents, historical artifacts, and memorabilia. The exhibit is presented in a variety of media forms, and every six months elements of the exhibit will change resulting in a rotation of content for visitors to experience.
“As members of this community, we feel that it is important to acknowledge the past and honor our neighbors in a meaningful way,” says Ken Novice, president of Broadway Dallas. “This exhibition is a vital component of Broadway Dallas’ racial equity journey, and we are proud to use our platform to create this learning experience for all who visit the Music Hall. I’d like to thank and celebrate the many community members who participated with us in creating the Uprooted installation.”
South Dallas Stories: Fair Park Uprooted is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and during performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
Exhibit contributors include Daisha Art Gallery, Dallas Public Library, Forest Forward, FGIII Fine Art Productions, Soul Rep Theatre Company, Jodi Voice-Yellowfish, Lucy Cain, Dr. Marta M. Torres, Stuart Williams, and The Honorable Diane Ragsdale.