Celebrating African Americans in the arts

February is Black History Month, and this year, Dallas ISD is celebrating African Americans and the Arts with a variety of activities like webinars, videos, guest readers and more.

Join the Racial Equity Office every Wednesday in February for webinars with local artists.

  • Derrick Perkins, Tailor & Fashion Designer of Dorretta Lang
  • Jess Garland, Musician & Founding Director of Swan Strings
  • Akwete Tyehimba, Pan-African Connection Bookstore Art Gallery & Resource Center CEO
  • Curtis King, Founder of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL)

REO will also host virtual readings of African American literature every Tuesday at 7 p.m. read by members of the Dallas ISD Community.

The Communications Department has created Black History Month graphics to use as Google Classroom headers, website banners, slide presentations, and social media posts. Students and staff can access these images below.

A featured event of the month is the African American Read-In, which will take place on Feb. 22 at Fellowship Church Dallas and all elementary schools. REO will distribute books and activities to all elementary schools and livestream part of the event at Fellowship Church so all elementary schools can participate in the read-in.

For additional information, events and resources for Black History Month, visit REO’s Black History Month page.


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