At first, "The Freedman's Memorial" 10-page workbook and teacher's supplement looks harmless enough. A kid is depicted on the cover with his hand on his chin, head cocked, looking up thoughtfully. Inside, the books have drawings of old Dallas and a description of the long-vanished black community known as Freedman's Town in what today is generally north of the Deep Ellum area. The text describes how the town's inhabitants overcame racism and adversity in the post-Civil War South and established themselves in respectable... More >>>
Frances James says Dallas students are being misled about the history of this memorial site.