state of texas funds holocaust exhibition at dallas museum
On July 20, 2023, a new special exhibit called “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” opened at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. This exhibit was made possible by Texas Capital. This exhibition, put on by the New York Historical Society, goes from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and shows how Black Americans fought for equal rights in a system that didn’t like them. It displays artifacts, photos, and other media to show how these decades changed American history and why they are still important today.
This exhibit looks at life for Black Americans in the 50 years after the Civil War ended and slaves were set free. “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow gives visitors important information about the hard times African Americans went through after slavery when the country was trying to make emancipation and true equality happen,” said Mary Pat Higgins, President and CEO of the Museum.
Texas Capital also paid for the show’s opening night on July 19, 2023. In the evening, there was a talk about the history and importance of the Texas freedom colonies, as well as how these settlements are now being found and protected. Before the program, which had different speakers, people could enjoy a reception and look at the exhibit.
“Texas Capital is proud to sponsor this amazing exhibit,” says Effie Dennison, Managing Director and Head of Community Development. “It tells the story of how Black citizens fought for full citizenship and racial equality for 50 years after the Civil War.” This exhibition will be open to the public until December 31, 2023. It says, “Remembering our past gives us a wealth of information about ourselves, how far we’ve come, and the work we still need to do as we work for racial equality in this country today.” Find out more about the exhibit and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum by clicking here.
About the Capital of Texas
“Texas Capital” refers to Texas Capital Bank and all of its affiliates and subsidiaries as a whole. Texas Capital is a full-service financial services company that offers businesses, entrepreneurs, and individual customers customized solutions. The company was started in 1998 and has its headquarters in Dallas. It also has offices in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Worth, and it has clients all over the country. Texas Capital has set up commercial banking, consumer banking, investment banking, and wealth management services so that it can help clients at all stages of their lives.
The Texas Holocaust Museum and Human Rights Centre is located in Dallas.
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s mission is to combat prejudice, hatred, and apathy by educating visitors about the Holocaust’s history and fostering an awareness of human rights issues. The museum also seeks to promote human rights. The institution was started by local Holocaust survivors in 1984. It is now in a new building in downtown Dallas, where visitors can learn more about the history of the Holocaust, human and civil rights, how important they are to our democracy, and how important they are to making sure that things like the Holocaust don’t happen again. The permanent home is 55,000 square feet and has three floors. The main exhibition has four wings that teach about the Holocaust, the making of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after World War II, historical and modern genocides, and America’s journey toward civil rights.